Morinda citrifolia Linn. Rubiaceae. Awl Tree. Indian Mulberry.
Tropical shores in Hindustan, throughout the Malayan Archipelago and neighboring Polynesian islands. Its fruit is a great favorite with the Burmese, served in their curries. Labillardiere says the fruit is in great request among the Friendly Islanders, but its taste is insipid. Captain Cook states that the fruit is eaten in Tahiti in times of scarcity, and that the taste is very indifferent.
Morinda tinctoria Roxb. Ach-Root. Dyers' Mulberry.
East Indies and Malay. According to Brandis, this species is cultivated throughout India. Don says the green fruits are pickled and eaten with curries.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.