Morinda pubescens Sm.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Morinda tree
  • Vernacular name : Al, Ach (Hindi); Majanathi, Nuna (Tamil); Togari, Togaru, Maddi, Bandamaddi (Telugu); Achu, Aachhu, Achchu (Oria); Manjanathi, Manjapavitta, Pavitta, Kattapitalavam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, East Godavari district, Kurnool district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Cuttack district, Mayurbhanj district, Bargarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malaya archipelago
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Morinda pubescens. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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