Noni (Morinda citrifolia)

Noni (Morinda citrifolia)

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This tree is called with a variety of names, Noni (Hawaiian) being currently the most common. The Tahitian name is Nono, Malayan is Mengkudu, and western names are Great Morinda, Indian Mulberry, Beach Mulberry. It is a species that is widely diffused throughout the whole Southern Pacific. It is tolerant of saline soils and drought conditions, and therefore often planted in coastal cities. The ripe fruits have a pungent odor and are known as cheese fruits or even vomit fruits! Noni is attractive to weaver ants and fruit bats. Height : up to 9 m. Origin : Tahiti; Southeast of Asia. Environment : shady forests, open shores; on rocky, sandy, volcanic lava soils. #Asia #Hawaii #Island #Noni #Ocean #Pacific #Tahiti #Tree
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