The genus Morinda
comprises approximatively 80 species
, distributed in all tropical
regions of the world. These species may be trees
; some, like Morinda citrifolia
, are trees that very much resemble vines. All morinda species bear aggregated fruits
) that can be fleshy (like with Morinda citrifolia
) or dry.
Most species of this genus originate in the area of Borneo, New Guinea, Northern Australia or New Caledonia.