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Moringa stenopetala

(Moringa stenopetala)

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Description

Moringa stenopetala, commonly called the cabbage-tree (along with a number of other species), is a tree in the flowering plant genus Moringa, native to Kenya and Ethiopia. It is now extirpated in the wild in Ethiopia, though still grown there as a crop on the terraces built to conserve water high up the mountains. It is a multipurpose tree producing edible leaves, seeds used for the purification of water, and traditional medicinal products.

Taxonomic tree:

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