Rennellia morindiformis (Korth.) Ridley

Last updated: 3 August 2015

Scientific Name

Rennellia morindiformis (Korth.) Ridley


Morinda korthalsiana Miq., Morinda tribrachya K.Schum., Tribrachya morindiformis Korth. [1]

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Akar bumi, urap gundor (Peninsular) [2]

Geographical Distributions

Rennellia morindiformis is found in Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra. Rennellia morindiformis occurs in rain forest up to 1500 m altitude. [2]

Botanical Description

R. morindiformis is comes from the family Rubiaceae. It is a shrub or small tree that can reach up to 8 m tall. The leaves are usually obovate or elliptical, 10-26 cm x 3.5-11 cm while the petiole is (0.5-) 1.5-4 cm long. [2]

The inflorescence is panicle-like and with 10-40 mm long peduncled. The sepal tube is 0.5-1.5 mm long while the petal tube is 1.5-2 cm long. [2]

The fruit is 1-1.5 cm in diametre. [2]


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Chemical Constituent

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Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data

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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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Figure 1 : The line drawing of R. morindiformis [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver 1.1. Rennellia morindiformis (Korth.) Ridley. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013. [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2015 Jul 31]. Available from:
  2. Rennellia morindiformis (Korth.) Ridley. In: Lemmens RHMJ, Bunyapraphatsara N, editors. Plant resources of South-East Asia No.12 (3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers; 2003.