|Etymology||Genus||Indian (indicus) Mulberry (Morus); common name to the species Morinda citrifolia|
|Species||In an umbel, referring to the type of inflorescence structure|
|Synonyms||Gynochthodes umbellata (L.) Razafim. & B. Bremer, Guttenbergia umbellata (L.) Zoll. & Moritzi, Morin|
|Common Names||Common Indian Mulberry, Akar Ketang, Akar Perut Ayam|
|Native Distribution||China , Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Australia|
A woody climber found in coastal areas and inland forests, Morinda umbellata has linear and hairless leaves, with margins being unevenly wavy. The tiny white flowers are arranged in an umbel, while the ripe fruits are orange.
Recent molecular studies have resulted in the change of its genus from Morinda to Gynochthodes (Razafimandimbison & Bremer, 2011), though I still retain the original based on records listed in theplantlist.org.
Sprawling climber at a Sentosa rocky coast.
Flowers arranged in an umbel.
Razafimandimbison SG & Bremer B (2011) Nomenclatural changes and taxonomic notes in the tribe Morindeae (Rubiaceae). Adansonia, 33(2): 283-309.