Morinda tinctoria Roxb.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Morinda citrifolia Bedd.; Morinda citrifolia non L.; Morinda coreia Buch.-Ham
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Morinda coreia Buch.-Ham.
  • Vernacular name : Manja naaval, Nuna (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains to 800m.
  • Key identification features : A small deciduous tree; Leaves entire, acuminate, decussate; Flowers white
  • Flower, Fruit : March-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Khurda district, Koraput district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Malay Archipelago.
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malay Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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 tinctoria. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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