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Taxon: Moringa oleifera Lam.

 
Genus: Moringa
Family: Moringaceae
Nomen number: 24597
Place of publication: Encycl. 1:398. 1785
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 18 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support; ornamental; shade/shelter
  • Fuels:
  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993) oil/fat (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993) seeds (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993) vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:213. 1993)
  • Materials: gum/resin (gum used in tanning & fabric printing) lipids
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (n.), Pakistan (perhaps only cult.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  3. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1962. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. 6:426-429.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts CRC Press.
  6. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Moringa+oleifera&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  10. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn.
  12. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  14. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  15. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  17. Rashid, U. et al. 2008. Moringa oleifera oil: a possible source of biodiesel. Bioresource Technol. 99:8175-8179. Note: re. potential use as fuel substitute
  18. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  19. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 8:213-215.
  20. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  21. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: cult.
  22. Verdcourt, B. 1985. A synopsis of the Moringaceae. Kew Bull. 40:7-12.
  23. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

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

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24597. Accessed 15 October 2019.