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Morinda royoc 

Cheese Shrub
Indian Mulberry

Synonym(s): Morinda umbellata

Florida native

Miami-Dade Co. FL 04/03/05
Matanzas Prov, Cuba 02/18/19
Monroe Co. FL 05/19/09
Monroe Co. FL 05/19/09
Monroe Co. FL 05/19/09
Monroe Co. FL 05/19/09
Miami-Dade Co. FL 04/03/05

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An occasional evergreen, vine-like shrub of coastal hammocks of the southern peninsula, plus Hillsborough and Brevard Counties. The range includes the Caribbean and tropical areas of Central and South America.
The small white flowers are tubular, 6-8 mm (1/4 - 3/8 in.) long with five or six spreading lobes, and appear all year. The fruit is rough and roundish, yellow and soft when mature, 2-3 cm (3/4 to 1-1/4 in.) in diameter. The leaves are opposite, simple and entire, obovate to oblanceolate 5-10 cm (2-4 in.) long.


Morinda royoc is a member of the Rubiaceae - Madder family.

Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016

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