"A sterile specimen collected in northern Kenya shows resemblances both to M. ruspoliana but has bipinnate not simply pinnate leaves and to M. longituba but with different venation. The exact locality is known so that more material should be obtainable. A brief description is given.
Plant reported to have a massive underground rootstock which develops a slender vertical stem. Leaves in a rosette at ground level, bipinnate, about 30 cm long; pinnae in 3 pairs; axes pubescent; petiole over 7 cm long; leaflets 5-7, + oblong, 5-7-5 x 2-8-45 cm, truncate to slightly emarginate at the apex and with a minute recurved thickened apiculus, rounded to subcordate at the base, drying pale grey-green, not very thin, minutely scabrid-pubescent above, shortly pubescent beneath on the characteristically raised whitish reticulate venation; petiolules 1-5 mm long. Flowers said to be yellow.
KENYA. Northern Frontier Province: 32 km E of Wajir on road to Wajir Bor, open Acacia-Commiphora bushland on reddish sand, 185 m, 1 June 1977, Gillett 21313 (EA, K):- vernac. name 'wamo' (Som.)."
Intriguing! Leaves in a rosette at ground level? Big fuzzy leaflets and raised venation? Yellow flowers? Nothing else like that was known in the family. I pictured something like this:
Verdcourt, B. 1985. A synopsis of Moringaceae. Kew Bulletin 40: 1-23.