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Taxon: Moringa stenopetala (Baker f.) Cufod.

Genus: Moringa
Family: Moringaceae
Nomen number: 312850
Place of publication: Senckenberg. Biol. 38:407. 1957
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • cabbagetree  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • moringa éthiopien  (Source: PROTA4U) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: shade/shelter (for Sorghum & Capsicum fide Verdcourt, Kew Bull 40:20. 1985)
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia (native populations now extinct fide PROTABASE)

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  3. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  4. Verdcourt, B. 1985. A synopsis of the Moringaceae Kew Bull. 40:20-21.

Check other web resources for Moringa stenopetala (Baker f.) Cufod. :

  • 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.

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=312850. Accessed 16 June 2019.