1913.000 Morus L. - Mulberries

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees. Stipules lateral, free. Leaves distichous. Flowers unisexual. Inflorescences in the lower leafless nodes of lateral branches. Male inflorescences spicate; perianth segments 4, basally connate; stamens 4. Female inflorescences capitate; stigmas 2. Fruiting perianth enlarged, fleshy. Fruit free, somewhat drupaceous.

Worldwide: c.12 species in temperate and warm areas and tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Morus australis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
australis Poir.CDescription, Image
mesozygia Stapf[CR]EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Morus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Morus
Flora of Mozambique: Morus
Flora of Zambia: Morus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Morus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Morus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Morus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Morus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Morus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Morus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Morus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=466, retrieved 28 October 2016

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