Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Fig family
Berg, C.C. (1991) Moraceae FZ 9(6)
Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003) Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, S Africa
Description of the family
Trees, shrubs or herbs (Dorstenia only), dioecious or monoecious; sap milky, very occasionally watery (e.g. in Ficus capreifolia). Stipules present. Leaves alternate, rarely subopposite or subwhorled. Inflorescence unisexual or bisexual. Male flowers: tepals 2-6 perianth 0; stamens 1-4. Female flowers: tepals 2-6 perianth 0; pistil 1; stigmas 1 or 2.
Comment: We have followed the taxonomy of Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003).
Worldwide: 38 genera and 1100 species, mostly in warm or tropical areas but with a few in temperate zones.The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this family:The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this family:
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
More sample images from the cultivated Moraceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Moraceae:
Flora of Zimbabwe: native/naturalised Moraceae page
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Moraceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Moraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=142, retrieved 23 May 2013