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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Moringa oleifera Lam.
Horseradishtree

Moringa oleifera
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Wight, R., Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, vol. 1: t. 77 (1840) [Rungia]

Family: Moringaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Tropical Asia. Widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but reported for pinelands, hammocks and disturbed areas in southern peninsular Florida and the Florida Keys by Small in 1933. All of our records are from cultivated plants or plants persisting from cultivation.

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Moringa oleifera has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Moringa oleifera
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Wight, R., Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, vol. 1: t. 77 (1840) [Rungia]