Morinda tomentosa Heyne ex Roth

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Morinda tinctoria var. tomentosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Morinda citrifolia L.
  • Common name : Great morinda, Indian mulberry, noni, beach mulberry, cheese fruit
  • Vernacular name : Maligana mara, Dhaula, Sappanga (Kannada)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated in many places and also as an escape
  • Key identification features : Flowers in terminals or axillary; Fruit is a persistent syncarpium; Seeds oblong or obovoid.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-February
  • Collection Nos : HFP 153, CJS 16615
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • 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 tomentosa. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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