Moringa oleifera

Moringa oleifera

(Horseradish Tree, Drumstick)

FAMILY

Moringaceae

Species

Moringa oleifera (syn. M. pterygosperma)

Common name(s)

Horseradish Tree, Drumstick

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white. Spindly tree to 10 m

Distinguishing features

Leaves tripinnate. Flowers with white or yellowish corolla, petals 5. Fruit a capsule 18-45 cm long, pendulous with 7-10 winged seeds.

Moringa oleifera