encounter this plant during “first hike in tsuen wan”. with one photo taken, i tried looking for more info online. luckily this is a native to southern china, there are some information though not very elaborate in chinese. the chinese names mainly refer to the look of the fruit – ‘the fruit with hundred eyes’ is one – well said about its aggregate or multiple fruits.
then i got the english name little leaf indian mulberry. this plant is from a genus which many chinese are familiar with – morinda. the root of morinda is used as a herb in traditional japanese, korean and chinese medicine. in chinese medicine.
雞眼藤 little leaf indian mulberry (morinda parvifolia) – kingdom: 植物界 plantae | (unranked未分級)被子植物 angiosperms | (unranked 未分級)真雙子葉植物 eudicots | (unranked): asterids | order: 龍膽目 gentianales | family: 茜草科 rubiaceae | subfamily: rubioideae | tribe: morindeae| genus: 巴戟天屬 morinda