Morus alba L.

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (Mulberry Or Fig Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJEER FAMILY (अंजीर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Moraceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Morus alba L.
  • Common name : White Mulberry, Mulberry
  • Vernacular name :
    • Tut (Hindi), Tutam (Sanskrit)
    • Hippunerale (Kannada), Mulbari, Pattunoolpuzhuchedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Leaves used for feeding silkworms. Fruits are edible and sometimes sold
  • Key identification features : Flowers monoecious. Male spikes catkin-like, elongate. Female spikes short, ovoid. Fruits white or dark purple, turning black when ripe, sweet.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-March
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 740
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Madhya Pradesh : Hoshangabad
    • Uttarakhand : Dehradun district
    • Haryana : Gurgaon district
  • Native : China
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • World Distribution : India, Afghanistan and North West Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state
    • Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
    • Pullaiah, Ali Moulali, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 2. pp. 905
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • Maheshwari K.J (1963). Flora of Delhi: 328
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Morus alba. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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