Morinda bracteata var. celebica (Miq.) Valeton
Valeton, T. (1908) Icons Bogorienses, Vol. 3, pp. 179–182, t. 269
Rotten Cheesefruit; Cheesefruit
Can grow into a small tree but usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 2-4 m tall.
Leaf blades mainly glabrous, rather large, about 12-25 x 4-10 cm, lateral veins curving inside the margins but not forming definite loops. Domatia are inconspicuous tufts of hair. Petiole grooved on the upper surface. Stipules +/- triangular, comparatively broad at the base and acuminate to almost aristate at the apex.
Flowers in a head with a number of white bract-like calyx lobes about 10-30 mm long. Calyx tube about 3 mm long (adjacent calyces +/- fused), calyx lobes nil or sometimes one very large lobe. Corolla tube glabrous, less than 1 mm long, corolla lobes glabrous, about 2-3 mm long. A dense ring of white hairs visible on the inner surface of the corolla tube at the same level as the stamens. Anthers about 1.5-2 mm long. Ovary locules difficult to discern and ovules difficult to detect.
Cotyledons stipulate, +/- elliptic, about 12-18 x 6-7 mm. First pair of leaves opposite and stipulate, each stipule with a spur-like appendage on the midrib. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic or narrowly obovate, +/- glabrous. Stipules triangular, about 3-4 mm long. Seed germination time 34 to 39 days.
Morinda citrifolia var. bracteata F.M.Bailey, Queensland Agricultural Journal 15(80: 898, (1905), Type: Coen, Mrs. R.W. Garraway, April, 1905. Morinda bracteata f. celebica Miq., Annales Musei Botanici Lugduno-Batavi 4(7): 212 (1869).