new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
NONI  #2 | by 3Point141
Back to group

NONI #2

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This plant bears flowers and oval shaped fruits all year long. The fruits starts green, then turns yellow and then turns white when ripe.

 

The fruit is a multiple fruit with a pungent odor when ripening, and that is why it is also called Cheese fruit.

 

Weaver Ants are a common sight on Noni plants because they make nests from the leaves of this plant.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fruits and flowers in a Noni plant

Morinda citrifolia

Family Rubiaceae

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

=====================================================

1,560 views
3 faves
3 comments
Taken on July 9, 2011