Moringa stenopetala

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Moringa stenopetala
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Brassicales
Family:Moringaceae
Genus:Moringa
Species:M. stenopetala
(Baker f.) Cufod. [1]
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Donaldsonia stenopetala Baker f. (basionym)
  • Moringa streptocarpa Chiov.
 
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This plant is called a cabbage-tree; for the many other plants having virtually the same common name, see Cabbage tree
Moringa stenopetala
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Brassicales
Family:Moringaceae
Genus:Moringa
Species:M. stenopetala
(Baker f.) Cufod. [1]
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Donaldsonia stenopetala Baker f. (basionym)
  • Moringa streptocarpa Chiov.

Moringa stenopetala, commonly called cabbage-tree[1] (along with many other tree species), is a tree in the Moringa family of flowering plants, native to Kenya, and historically Ethiopia; it is now extinct in the wild in Ethiopia, though still grown there as a crop.[1]

Uses[edit]

Moringa stenopetala is mostly known for its importance as a nutritious vegetable tree food crop in the terraced fields of Konso, Ethiopia. In this way it is similar to its Indian relative, Moringa oleifera.[3][4] It is also used for shading of Capsicum and Sorghum crops, as a companion plant;[1] and additionally in folk medicine.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f  Under its current treatment of Moringa stenopetala (from its basionym, Donaldsonia stenopetala), this species was published in Senckenbergiana Biologica 38: 407. 1957. GRIN (May 22, 1997). "Moringa stenopetala information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  2. ^  The basionym of Moringa stenopetala, Donaldsonia stenopetala, was first described and published in Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 1896: 53. 1896. GRIN (June 28, 2002). "Donaldsonia stenopetala information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Birdlife Data Zone: Konso - Segen", Birdlife International website . Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  4. ^ "The Moringa Tree Moringa oleifera". Trees for Life International. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 

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