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Moringa concanensis Nimmo in Graham, Cat. Bombay Pl. 43. 1839, nomen tantum; Dalz. & Gibson, Bombay Fl. 311. 1861; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 45. 1876.

Raj.: Sarquro. Tam.: Kattu moringa; Tel.: Manda munga.

Large trees; stems glabrous. Leaves usually bipinnate; leaflets oblong-broadly obovate, upto 3.4 x 2.5 cm, rounded at tips or retuse, darker above, paler beneath, nerves fairly marked. Flowers in minutely pubescent panicles. Calyx thinly tomentose; segments white, oblong, reflexed. Petals yellowish white, oblong, spathulate, reddish or pink-streaked. Stamens 5; filaments hairy at base. Staminodes 4 - 5. Fruits long, 3 angled. Seeds winged.

Fl. & Fr. : Oct. - June.

Distrib. India: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Uses. The unripe fruits are eaten by natives.


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