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 cultivated taxa.

Morus alba var. alba

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alba L. var. alba Description, Image
nigra L.

Other sources of information about Morus:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Morus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Morus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Morus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Morus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Morus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Morus
JSTOR Plant Science: Morus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Morus
Plants of the World Online: Morus
Tropicos: Morus
Wikipedia: Morus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Morus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=466, retrieved 26 May 2024

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