Moringa hildebrandtii Engler, 1902

Hildebrandt's moringa, hazomaroseranana (local name)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2007



Madagascar (southwestern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

ENGLER A. 1902. Contribuzioni alla conoscenza della flora dell’Africa orientale. Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 9: 241-256.


Other references:

BEENTJE H.J. 1998. J.M. Hildebrandt (1847-1881): notes on his travels and plant collections. Kew Bull. 53: 835-856.

Castillon, J. -B. and Castillon, J.-P. (2007). The recent discovery of the first wild population of Moringa hildebrandtii (Moringaceae) in Madagascar. Cactus World 25(1): 37-41.

Hammer, K. and Khoshbakht, K. (2005). Towards a ‘red list’ for crop plant species. Genet. Resour. Crop Evol. 52(3): 249-265.

Olson, Mark E. and Razafimandimbison, Sylvain G. (2000). Moringa hildebrandtii: a tree extinct in the wild but preserved by indigenous horticultural practices in Madagascar. Adansonia sér. 3, 22(2): 217-221.


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