Morus mesozygia Stapf

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Morus mesozygia

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Morus mesozygia

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Morus mesozygia

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Morus mesozygia

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Morus lactea (Sim) Mildbr.
Common names: African mulberry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized to large, spreading deciduous tree with white latex. Leaves ovate or elliptic, thinly textured, 5-15 cm long, glossy dark green above dull and paler below, hairless, distinctly 3-veined from the base, prominent on both surfaces; apex tapering into a long narrow driptip; margin serrate or dentate, mainly in the apical half. Inflorescences axillary, unisexual on different trees; male flowers in spikes; female flowers in rounded heads. Fruit a subglobose cluster of small berry-like syncarps, c. 1.5 cm in diameter, pale green when ripe.
Notes: In Zimbabwe it is only known from a few specimens in the Rusitu Valley.
Derivation of specific name: mesozygia: from meso-, middle and -zygon, joined (Gr); possibly referring to the fact that the segments or syncarps of the fruit are only partially joined, compared to the more compact and completely joined syncarps in the cultivated mul
Habitat: Occurring in evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Ethiopia and South to Angola, Zambia and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
Insects associated with this species: Cyrestis camillus sublineata (Larval foodplant)
spilosoma lineata (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 19 September 2009
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Flora of Malawi: Morus mesozygia
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African Plant Database: Morus mesozygia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Morus mesozygia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Morus mesozygia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Morus mesozygia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Morus mesozygia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Morus mesozygia
Ispot Southern Africa : Morus mesozygia
JSTOR Plant Science: Morus mesozygia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Morus mesozygia
Tropicos: Morus mesozygia
West African Plants database: Morus mesozygia


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: Species information: Morus mesozygia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120130, retrieved 29 June 2016

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