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Morinda royoc

REDGAL

CHEESE SHRUB

INDIAN MULBERRY

Synonym: Morinda umbellata

Florida native

 

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.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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