Moringa rivae Chiov.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Moringa rivae Chiov. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001085055. Accessed on: 14 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Seeds pale greenish with core globose-trigonous, 0.9-1.1 cm. long, transversely undulate or rugose near keels; wings prominent, 5-7 mm. long, 3.5-5 mm. wide, with a deep sinus at both ends.

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    Buds 9-10 mm. long.

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    Receptacle 2-3 mm. long, 3-5 mm. wide.

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    Sepals oblong-lanceolate, 1-1.4 cm. long, 2.5-6.5 mm. wide, reflexed, acute, glabrous or pubescent.

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    Petals oblong-lanceolate, 1.2-2 cm. long, upper part widened, 3-10 mm. long, 2.5-4.5 mm. wide, ± rounded at apex; lower part narrowed into a claw, ± 8 × 2-2.5 mm., glabrous or puberulous.

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    Small slender tree 3-7 m. tall, the trunk about 8 cm. diameter, unbranched for about 1 m., with smooth grey or grey-brown bark, much resembling a Commiphora when leafless; leaf-scars pale, 3-10 mm. wide; young branches glabrous or sparsely hispidulous but soon becoming glabrous.

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    Staminal filaments up to 11 mm. long, glabrous but with hairy appendage at base; anthers 1-3 mm. long; staminodes 9 mm. long.

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    Ovary 4.5 mm. long, glabrous; stipe 2 mm. long, style 8 mm. long.

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    Flowers pale or deep yellow or rose (fide Chiovenda) appearing when the plant is leafless in lax inflorescences 6.5-15 cm. long; peduncle 5-10 cm. long with few spreading hairs; stalks 0.7-2 cm. long; true pedicels 2-2.5 mm. long; bracts linear, 1 mm. long.

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    Pods long and slender, 24-37(-40) cm. long, 0.7-1.6 cm. wide, slightly torulose, with 2 narrow grooves on each valve.

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    Leaves to 45 cm., bipinnate or partly 3-pinnate, some of the pinnules consisting of 3 leaflets; pinnae in 4-5 pairs with 3-5 leaflets per pinna, oblong to elliptic 0.9-4.3 cm. long, 0.4-2.5 cm. wide, acute and with thickened apiculum, rounded to cuneate at the base, glabrous or sparsely puberulous; petiole 1.5-12 cm. long, together with secondary axes ± spreading pubescent.

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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
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    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • E See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use
    Global Tree Assessment
    http://www.bgci.org/
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • F Botanic Gardens Conservation International