Morinda citrifolia L.
Noni, Indian mulberry
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Gentianales||Gentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others|
|Family||Rubiaceae||Coffee, madder, and bedstraw family|
|Genus||Morinda||From mor-, from Latin morus, “mulberry tree;” and inda, “from India”|
|Species||citrifolia||Chosen 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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