Taxon: Moringa oleifera Lam.

 
Genus: Moringa
Family: Moringaceae
Nomen number: 24597
Place of publication: Encycl. 1:398. 1785
Name Verified on: 27-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Sep-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: oil/fat (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: seeds (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Fuels: potential as petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide Rashid, U. Bioresource Technology 99:8175-8179.)
  • Materials: fiber (for wood pulp and cellulose fide Verdcourt, Kew Bull 40:9. 1985)
  • Materials: gum/resin (gum used in tanning & fabric printing fide PROTA4U)
  • Materials: lipids (fide Handb Nuts)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; PROTA4U)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India 1962. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 1948-1976 (Wealth India RM) 6:426-429.
  • Duke, J. A. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press. 1989 (Handb Nuts)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rashid, U. et al. 2008. Moringa oleifera oil: a possible source of biodiesel Bioresource Technol. 99:8175-8179.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:213-215.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Verdcourt, B. 1985. A synopsis of the Moringaceae Kew Bull. 40:7-12.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Moringa oleifera Lam. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image