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Moringa ovalifolia

(Moringa ovalifolia)

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Description

Moringa ovalifolia is an endemic tree of Namibia and southwestern Angola. It is a succulent-stemmed, erect tree found in desert and semi-desert areas. The plant is tall and can grow up to 7 meters in height. It is deciduous and has a main branch up to 1 meter in diameter. Moringa ovalifolia occurs on rocky escarpment passes leading to the Namib Desert. The 'Sprokieswoud' of Etosha National Park is made up of dense stands of these trees.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:Brassicales
Family:Moringaceae
Genus:Moringa
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