Noni Morinda citrifolia, copyright Wilfredor.

Belongs within: Rubioideae.

The Morindeae are a group of rubiaceous plants bearing flowers in head inflorescences, and fleshy drupes with one or two ovules per carpel.

    |--Morindinae BM00
    |    |  i. s.: Gynochthodes coriacea BM00
    |    |         Pogonolobus BM00
    |    |--Appunia guatemalensis BM00
    |    `--+--Coelospermum balansanum BM00
    |       `--Morinda BM00
    |            |--M. canthoides LK14
    |            |--M. citrifolia RB01
    |            |--M. elliptica P88
    |            `--M. jasminoides LK14
    `--+--+--Mitchella repens BM00
       |  `--Damnacanthus indicus BM00
       `--Prismatomerinae BM00
            |--Renellia [incl. Didymoecium] BM00
            |--Motleyia BM00
            `--Prismatomeris BM00
                 |--P. beccarianum BM00
                 `--P. labordei BM00

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BM00] Bremer, B., & J.-F. Manen. 2000. Phylogeny and classification of the subfamily Rubioideae (Rubiaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 225: 43–72.

[LK14] Lyons, M. N., G. J. Keighery, L. A. Gibson & T. Handasyde. 2014. Flora and vegetation communities of selected islands off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 81: 205–244.

[P88] Polunin, I. 1988. Plants and Flowers of Malaysia. Times Editions: Singapore.

[RB01] Razafimandimbison, S. G., & B. Bremer. 2001. Tribal delimitation of Naucleeae (Cinchonoideae, Rubiaceae): inference from molecular and morphological data. Systematics and Geography of Plants 71: 515–538.

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