EPPO Global Database

Moringa oleifera(MOHOL)

Last modification: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO code: MOHOL
  • Preferred name: Moringa oleifera
  • Authority: Lamarck


India. Cultivated for its fruits and leaves and widely introduced throughout the tropics, including southern USA (Florida)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Moringa pterygosperma Gärtner

Common names
Name Language
ben-oil tree English
drumstick tree English
horse-radish tree English
moringa English
mother's best friend English
never-die English
Meerrettichbaum German
Moringa German
Pferderettichbaum German
arbre de la vie French
bois quénique French
moringa French
marango Spanish
naranjo Spanish (MX)
moringa Italian
moringaboom Dutch
pepparrotsträd Swedish
моринга масличная Russian
moringa olejodajna Polish
al bân Arabic
البان Arabic