Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn.

First published in Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 314 (1791), nom. superfl.
This name is a synonym of Moringa oleifera

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192. [Cited as Moringa oleifera.]
  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1997). Flore des Mascareignes 69: 79-1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris. [Cited as Moringa oleifera.]
  • Castle, G.E. (1994). Flore des Seychelles Dicotylédones: 1-663. Orstom Editions. [Cited as Moringa oleifera.]
  • Maliya, S.D. & Datt, B. (2010). A contribution to the flora of Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary, Baharaich district, Uttar Pradesh. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 34: 42-68. [Cited as Moringa oleifera.]
  • Nasir, E. & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1970-1995). Flora of West Pakistan 1-131. [Cited as Moringa oleifera.]
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. [Cited as Moringa oleifera.]
  • Verdcourt, B. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moringaceae: 1- 11. [Cited as Moringa oleifera.]
  • Watson, M.F. & al. (eds.) (2011). Flora of Nepal 3: 1-425. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. [Cited as Moringa oleifera.]

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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