Scientific Name - Morinda citrifolia L.
Synonyms - bracts Morinda, Morinda litoralis.
Popular names - Indian Mulberry, Morinda, yo money, gelso Indian, Noni.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Queensland, Australia. Grown in regions with wet climates, altitudes up to 1500.
Description - evergreen shrub, conical crown, 3-8 m tall, gray or yellow-brown bark, slightly fissured. Leaves opposite, simple, elliptic-lanceolate, 15-50 x 5-17 cm, entire, tip acute to short-acuminata, base cunea, glabra; petiole 0.5-2.5 cm long; stipele tiangulare. Spherical inflorescence, peduncle 1-4 cm long, flowers bisexual, fragrant, corolla campanula, 1.5 cm long, white. Sincarp fruit, ovoid.
Growth rate - slow.
Propagation - by seeds in greenhouses. The seeds germinate after 3 -9 weeks after sowing. Seedlings are planted at 1.2 m distance between plants.
Diseases and pests - Aphis gosypii, Achaea Janata, Dialuerodes kirkaldyi, Heliothrips haemorroidalis.
Properties and Uses - the fruits are edible. The seed oil is extracted insect repellent.
Trees and shrubs
Lantana camara - aromatic shrub originating from Central and South America, cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens or as potted plant.
Davidia involucrata var. involucrata
Arbore pana la 20 m inaltime; coroana la inceput conica apoi devine neregulata, ramuri orizontale. Scoarta gri-maronie. Mugurele terminal are forma ovoida, 6-7 mm lungime, acuminat, rosu-brun inchis. Mugurii laterali 6-8 mm lungime.
Syzygium aromaticum - clove
Small, oblong fruit with little pulp. The dried flower buds of this tree are the cloves of commerce. All parts of the tree are highly aromatic. It is used in the form of a paste or mixture as dental cement.
Evergreen tree. Leaves opposite, coriacee, oblong to elliptic-lanceolata, 8-18 x 2-4.5 cm, top acuminata, petiole 2-4 mm long. Male cones are cylindrical, grouped 3-4 at underarms, female cones are solitary, the armpit leaves.
Hydrangea - Hortensia
Genus includes 80 species, the most popular are H. macrophylla, H. arborescens, H. paniculata and H. quercifolia. Shrub or voluble species with opposite leaves. Flowers solitary or grouped in inflorescences type corymb, Raceme. Ovary compound, 2-10 rags, below. Capsule truncata. Seeds numerous, ribbed.
Brassica nigra Koek. - Black mustard
Brassica nigra is herbaceous annual native to Asia Minor, but is cultivated on all continents for the seeds. The seeds are used for preparation of mustard.
Prunus serotina - a native of North America, grows on the edge of forests on sandy soils and poor.
Thunberg grandiflora Roxb.
Perennials, voluble. Stem thin, green, 2 m height. Leaves opposite, language ovat-lanceolata, acuminata peak, the cordata, margin entire, lobate or iregulat needle, 15 x 10 cm, short stalks, 3.5 ribs. Blue flowers with yellow, white on the outside, 8 x 8 cm, arranged in bouquets with individual pedicel 4-5 cm long, corolla tube 3 cm long
Thunberg mysorensis is used as an ornamental species for rapid growth and flowers arranged in raceme. Blooms in July-September.