Plant called Noni

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Mon Apr 9 08:19:38 CDT 2001

At 02:57 PM 4/9/01 +0200, Prirodoslovni muzej Split <primust at ST.TEL.HR> wrote:
>could somebody tell me a latin name for a plant species called noni that
>resides in Tahiti?  It is interesting to me because of its healing properties.

Noni or Indian Mulberry is Morinda citrifolia L. of the Rubiaceae, native
from SE Asia to Australia and spread throughout the Pacific by the
Polynesians.  It is a dye plant, produces an insecticide, and reutedly a
cure for tuberculosis.  (Wagner et al., Manual of the Flowering Plants of
Hawai'i, Univ. Hawaiui Press, 1990).

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

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