Noni

Noni Früchte im Baum, Natur Hintergrund Morinda citrifolia.

Morinda citrifolia

Synonyme:
Morinda, Indische Maulbeere
Morinda_citrifolia (Wikipedia)

Morinda citrifolia
Noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia).jpg
Leaves and noni fruit
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Rubiaceae
Genus:Morinda
Species:
M. citrifolia
Binomial name
Morinda citrifolia

Morinda citrifolia is a fruit-bearing tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae. Its native range extends across Southeast Asia and Australasia, and was spread across the Pacific by Polynesian sailors. The species is now cultivated throughout the tropics and widely naturalized. Among some 100 names for the fruit across different regions are the more common English names of great morinda, Indian mulberry, noni, beach mulberry, and cheese fruit.

The fresh fruit's strong, vomit-like odor has made it a famine food in most regions, but it remains a staple food among some cultures, and has been used in traditional medicine. In the consumer market, it has been introduced as a supplement in various formats, such as capsules, skin products, and juices.

Noni in cross-section
Noni (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Hawaiian noni.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊni/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊni/
  • Rhymes: -əʊni

Noun

noni (countable and uncountable, plural nonis)

  1. The Polynesian fruit tree Morinda citrifolia.
  2. The fruit of Morinda citrifolia, or a juice made from this fruit that is supposed to have healthful qualities

References

  • Morinda citrifolia on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Morinda citrifolia on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
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