Moringa oleifera Lam.

 
  • Family : MORINGACEAE
    (Moringa Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SONJNA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MORINGACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Moringa oleifera Lam.
  • Common name : Drumstick Tree, Horse Raddish Tree, Ben Oil Tree, Coatli, Oil of ben tree
  • Vernacular name : Sojna, Sainjna (Hindi); Munaga, Mulaga, Tella munaga (Telugu); Chhui gaccho, Munagha, Sajana, Chhai (Oria); Shevga (Marathi); Nugge mara (Kannada); Muringa, Moringa, Sigru (Malayalam); Moringa, Murungai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Fruits and leaves are used as vegetables. Wood is used as floater
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vizianagaram district, Krishna district, Prakasam district
    • Telangana : Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Countries
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, T & Chennaiah, E., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Moringa oleifera. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.

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