(Baker f.) Cufodontis
on applied uses of Moringa other than M. oleifera focuses
on this species. It is an important food plant in southwestern Ethiopia,
where it is cultivated as a crop plant. There are fairly readily accessible
populations of the plant on the island of Lake Baringo, in the Rift Valley
in Kenya, and all material used in research probably comes from this area.
However, the distribution of
the species through its range is very poorly known. After Lake Baringo, it
is known from only four other localities, all around Lake Turkana, a huge
lake that reaching hundreds of miles into Kenya from the Ethiopian border.
have nectaries at the bases of their leaves and leaflets. In In cultivation,
M. stenopetala quickly produces a large gray trunk and leaves covered
with glistening nectaries.
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