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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Morinda citrifolia L.
Indian mulberry

Morinda citrifolia
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Wight, R., Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, vol. 2: t. 126 (1850) [Rungia]

Family: Rubiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized.

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Morinda citrifolia has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Morinda citrifolia has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Disturbed Upland


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Morinda citrifolia
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Wight, R., Illustrations of Indian botany, or figures illustrative of each of the natural orders of Indian plants, vol. 2: t. 126 (1850) [Rungia]

Morinda citrifolia
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Witsen, N., Jager, H. de, Plantae Javanicae pictae, ex Java transmissae anno MDCC, t. 52 (1700)