Morinda cochinchinensis DC.

Morinda cochinchinensis DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 4: 449 (1830).

Morinda cochinchinensis
Morinda cochinchinensis
Morinda cochinchinensis DC.; Photos Tấn Trịnh

Vietnamese name: Ba kích lông

Chinese name: 大果巴戟 da guo ba ji

Common  name:  Lata  Achhu  (Odia)

Latin Name: Morinda cochinchinensis DC.

Synonym Name: Gynochthodes cochinchinensis (DC.) Razafim. & B. Bremer; Morinda trichophylla Merr.

Family: Rubiaceae

Description: Small trees, thick yellow hairy trunks, lying. Leaves have tapered blade, tip of tail, 5-10mm long, black when dry, two sides with yellow hairs, thick in main veins, 10-12 pairs of veins; petioles to 4-10mm long; The leaves are thin, pointed and hairy. 5-8 canopy canopy 30-40 flowers canopy, 3.3cm peduncle, sessile, black dry flower; 1.5mm high radio, 2.2mm high tube colon, white. Matching, to 2cm size, yellow when ripe after red.

Distribution: It is found in Chinise, Thailand, India and VietNam. In VietNam, It is found in Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Đắk Lắk, Lâm Đồng, Kiên Giang, Vũng Tàu

Ecological: Forests or thickets on mountain slopes, in valleys, or at streamsides or roadsides; 100-1200 m

Flower season: Flowering: May-June.  Fruiting: September-October.

Parts used: Roots - Radix Morindae Cochinchinensis


- Tonic, strong tendon, except for rheumatism, lowering blood pressure; cure impotence, premature ejaculation, diemesis, brain tonic (Root).

- Fruits  are  occasionally  consumed  by  the tribals of Similipal Biosphere Reserve for its medicinal properties and assumed to reduce body weight.  The birds and other frugivorous animals also feed on ripe fruits.





- Kamila, Pradeep Kumar ; Das, Prabhat Kumar; Mallia, Madhusmita; Gynochthodes cochinchinensis; (DC.) Razafim. & B. Bremer (Morindeae: Rubioideae: Rubiaceae): an addition to the woody climbers of India; Journal of Threatened Taxa. 2020, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p15395-15399. 5p.

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