Morinda citrifolia

Scientific name: Morinda citrifolia L.
Botanical family: RUBIACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • fey doulè

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Tree or shrub, up to 6 m high.  Leaves opposite, elliptic, petioles 1-2 cm long, winged, blades glabrous, broadly ovate or elliptic, 17-45 cm x 8-24 cm, base obtuse, apex acuminate; stipules rounded 1-2 cm long and broad; flowers sessile on globose heads, corolla tube white, 6-10 mm long; fruits fused into a ‘pineapple-like’ globose structure 5-7 cm long and 3-7 cm in diameter, becoming white then semi-tranlucent with fetid smell when ripe.









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