Today's post is a quick mention of another error that is very common, and this is to call moringa a softwood.
"Softwood" refers to conifers, which on average have softer wood than angiosperms like oak or teak.
However, there are plenty of angiosperms with very very soft wood, the papaya tree, say.
Moringa spp. are such angiosperms. It is correct to say that Moringa spp. have very soft wood, that they are soft-wooded, or that their wood is soft, bends and breaks easily, and rots readily. But Moringaceae is included within the Order Brassicales within the flower plants or angiosperms, not the conifers, so moringa is not a softwood.
So, in summary:
moringa is a soft-wooded tree
moringa is not a softwood