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[Perennial] shrub, [ vine] tree, generally with milky juice; monoecious or dioecious.
Leaf: alternate [ opposite], petioled, generally simple, entire to lobed, evergreen or deciduous; stipules present.
Inflorescence: raceme, spike, head, or flowers enclosed in thick receptacle, axillary.
Flower: unisexual or bisexual, small, ± radial; sepals generally 4, free or fused at base; petals 0; stamens generally 4, opposite sepals; ovary generally superior, 1-chambered, style simple or 2-parted.
Fruit: achenes many within fleshy calyces or surrounded by fleshy inflorescence receptacle.
37 genera, 1100 species: tropics, subtrop, some temperate; many cultivated (Ficus, fig; Artocarpus, breadfruit, jackfruit; Morus, mulberry). Insect- or wind-pollinated. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Moraceae
Tree, thorny; dioecious.
Stem: buds scaly; stipule scars obscure, not encircling stem.
Leaf: alternate, or clustered with inflorescences, entire, deciduous; major veins pinnate.
Inflorescence: ± erect, spheric; staminate an umbel or umbel-like raceme, > 1 per axil, peduncled; pistillate a head, 1 per axil, sessile.
Pistillate flower: style simple.
Fruit: spheric, bumpy, of many achenes within fleshy calyces, yellow-green [red].
± 12 species: warm parts of Am, Africa, Asia, Australia. (William McClure, Am geologist, 1760–1840) Wind-pollinated.
Plant to 20 m; thorns to 3 cm.
Leaf: petiole 1–4 cm; blade 3–14 cm, ovate to lance- oblong, dark green, sparsely soft-hairy.
Fruit: 9–15 cm diam, yellow-green, densely irregularly warty.
Streambanks, disturbed areas; < 440 m. Great Central Valley, South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges;
Previous taxon: Maclura
Next taxon: Morus
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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