Taxon: Moringa oleifera Lam.

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

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Environmental: shade/shelter ()
  • 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 ()
  • 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 ()
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; PROTA4U)

Distributional Range:

    Native

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


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  4. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India 1962. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM) 6:426-429.
  5. Duke, J. A. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press. 1989 (Handb Nuts)
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  7. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  10. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  11. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  12. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  13. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  16. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Rashid, U. et al. 2008. Moringa oleifera oil: a possible source of biodiesel Bioresource Technol. 99:8175-8179.
  19. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  20. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:213-215.
  21. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  22. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  23. Verdcourt, B. 1985. A synopsis of the Moringaceae Kew Bull. 40:7-12.

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

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24597. Accessed 26 May 2018.