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|Family: Moraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Tree, unarmed; monoecious or dioecious. Stem: buds scaly; stipule scars obscure, not encircling stem. Leaf: alternate, occasionally clustered with inflorescences, unlobed or 3--5-lobed, toothed, 3--5-veined from base, deciduous. Inflorescence: catkins, +- pendent, peduncled. Pistillate Flower: style deeply 2-parted. Fruit: of many achenes within fleshy calyces, resembling blackberries.
Species In Genus: +- 20 species: temperate, warm temp northern hemisphere. Etymology: (Latin: mulberry) Note: Wind-pollinated; Morus nigra, black mulberry, waif in urban areas.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Maclura pomifera
Next taxon: Morus alba
Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Morus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9682, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.