Namibia Scientific Society. Astronomical safari to the northern areas of Namibia from 16 - 19 April 1977
Original Headline:  S.W.A. Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft. Astronomische Safari vom 16. April bis 19. April 1977
Detailed description:  African Moringa trees in the vicinity of the Sprokieswoud in the Etosha National Park , Moringa ovalifolia is a decorative, thickset, succulent-stemmed, erect tree of the dry, desert and semi-desert areas of Namibia, It can be seen on the rocky escarpment passes in of the northern and central regions adjacent to the Namib Desert. The Sprokieswoud in Etosha National Park is famous for its dense stands of these trees, Description: Moringa ovalifolia is a conspicuous, erect, deciduous tree up to 7 m high, bearing a succulent, often bottle-shaped main branch up to 1 m in diameter. The roots are fleshy. The bark is smooth, brown to silvery copper, with a shiny green sheen, and resinous. The leaves (tending to droop) are alternately arranged, twice-compound and up to 0.6 m long with up to 4 pairs of pinna, each with up to 7 pairs of opposite, oval leaflets and a terminal leaflet. The leaflets can grow up to 25 mm long, The white flowers are borne in branched axillary sprays (panicles), each up to 3 mm in diameter with 4-5 petals. They are followed by grey-brown, three-angled pods, up to 400 mm long, which split along three valves, releasing the winged seeds. Flowering time: mainly November to May (fruiting October to May)
Remarks:  Route: Windhoek - Otjiwarongo - Okaukuejo - Halali - Namutoni - Windhoek
Date:  18 April 1977
Remarks on Dating:  From cover
Organisations:  Namibia Scientific Society
Photographer:  Ottilie Nitzsche-Reiter
Medium:  Image
Colour:  Col.
File format:  Electronic image
Copyright holder:  NAN
Acknowledge:  NAN
Contributing institution:  Namibia University of Science and Technology
Custody:  NAN
Local keywords:  Indigenous trees, Trees, Moringa trees
Species keywords:  Moringa ovalifolia
Photo No:  S.W.A. Wiss Ges 11-77
Version:  35 mm negative
Type:  Electronic image
Source:  35 mm
Date digitised:  June 2011
Collection name:  ONR Collection
Date added:  06-28-2011
Data capturer:  RM
Metadata entry tool:  ISIS
Digitisation specs:  JPEG for display. Archives TIFF image was scanned at 1200 dpi with Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. 24 bit colour. 35 mm negative
File name:  ONR_NEG_NSC_img_037804.jpg, ONR_NEG_NSC_img_037808.jpg, ONR_NEG_NSC_img_037809.jpg