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==Quick Facts==
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! style="background:#ffdead;" width="200"|'''Flowers'''
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Fruit'''
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|All Year
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Coastal Zone'''
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|[[Coastal Zones#Fore Dune and Dune Crest | Dune Crest - Hind Dune]]
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Fauna'''
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|Birds, Insects, Butterflies, Bees and Others
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Growth Habit'''
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|Tree
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Typical Height'''
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|3m - 10m
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Soils'''
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|Most Soils
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Amount of Sun'''
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|Full Sun, Partial Sun and Shade
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|Dry Areas to Wet Areas
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! style="background:#ffdead;"|'''Salt Tolerance'''
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|Moderately Tolerant
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Revision as of 01:42, 21 October 2008

Morinda citrifolia

Family : Rubiaceae

The Rotten Cheese Fruit tree is a hardy plant that grows between 3 – 10 metres. The glossy leaves are up to 30cm long with a pointed tip.

The flowers are small, white, and star like, emerging from a globular ball. Flowers combine to become the fruit which is a fusion of fleshy masses. The name of this plant is due to its fruit, which smells like rotten cheese when it ripens and becomes soft. The fruit is reputed to have important medical properties and is grown commercially under the name “Noni”.

The fruit is attractive to an enormous array of fauna from birds to insects, including bees. This is a good coloniser for dunes and gardens as it grows in a range of conditions relatively quickly. It provides cool shade and leaf litter for poor soil.


Quick Facts

Flowers All Year
Fruit All Year
Coastal Zone Dune Crest - Hind Dune
Fauna Birds, Insects, Butterflies, Bees and Others
Growth Habit Tree
Typical Height 3m - 10m
Soils Most Soils
Amount of Sun Full Sun, Partial Sun and Shade
Amount of Water Dry Areas to Wet Areas
Salt Tolerance Moderately Tolerant


References

Text contributed from Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Group Incorporated (CTDLI)