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Label name: Moringa oleifera Lam.
Local and Common Names
Language
Horseradish tree
Moringo

Family: MORINGACEAE
Label header: UCONN EEB CONSERVATORY | LIVING PLANT VOUCHERS
Verification summary: Label name: Moringa oleifera Lam.


Locality information: USA: Connecticut: Tolland County: Mansfield, Storrs: University of Connecticut Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Greenhouses. 41°48'37"N, 72°15'21"W.
Accuracy of georeference / locality: 1 km
Collector(s) and number(s): Christopher T. Martine 973
Collected with: Clinton Morse
Collection date: 10 Feb 2005
Description: India, southern foothills of the Himalayas, widely cultivated in Old World tropics. Deciduous tree to about 20 feet; leaves sub-pinnate; flowers yellow, upper petiole whitish. Develops a large caudexed base with age. Recent research indicates some compounds in the seeds and fruit of this plant have a purifying effect on water. Other compounds have been shown to have promising antibiotic activity. Accession #: 199700027.
Phenology: flowering
Use(s): Root is scraped when young and used by the natives as Horseradish as in Europe
leaves are used in vegetable curries and in pickles
unripe pods are used as a curry vegetable, boiled and sliced like beans
flowers and bark are used in native medicine
seeds yield valuable Oil of Ben used in artist's paints, salad oil and soap
timber suited for pulp for cellophane or rayon

Location in CONN: Dry Storage
CONN Accession #: 129179
Barcode: CONN00055515
Last edited: TYM 20 FEB 12



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