8463.000 Morinda L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Lianas, climbing or erect shrubs, or small trees. Stipules interpetiolar or intrapetiolar, free or connate forming a sheath, appressed, membranous or papery. Leaves opposite, rarely 3-whorled. Inflorescence capitular, mulberry-like or sub-globose, few to many flowered, solitary in leaf axils, or opposite a leaf in woody species, several arranged in umbels terminal on branches, pedunculated, or rarely sessile. Calyx semi-globose or conical, fused below, annular above, apex truncate; corolla white, funnelform, salverform or campanulate, tube as long as or much longer than limb, throat densely hairy or glabrous. Fruit multiple drupes developed from fused flowers and receptacles, ovoid, mulberry-shaped or sub-globose, each drupe with 2-4 pyrenes. Seeds 1, oblong.

Worldwide: Species 129 in tropical and sub-tropical regions.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolensis (R.Good) F.White WNw
lucida Benth. NLpDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Morinda
Flora of Mozambique: Morinda

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Morinda
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Morinda
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Morinda
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Morinda
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iNaturalist: Morinda
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Morinda
JSTOR Plant Science: Morinda
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Morinda
Plants of the World Online: Morinda
Tropicos: Morinda
Wikipedia: Morinda

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Morinda.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2021, retrieved 24 September 2023

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