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Morinda citrifolia L.

Noni, Indian mulberry

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderGentianalesGentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others
FamilyRubiaceaeCoffee, madder, and bedstraw family
GenusMorindaFrom mor-, from Latin morus, “mulberry tree;” and inda, “from India”
SpeciescitrifoliaChosen because the foliage resembles that of some citrus species

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Morinda citrifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Morinda citrifolia (noni, Indian mulberry)

7/21/2007 · Guam · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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