Morus alba

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Morus alba L.
  • Synonyms : Morus intermedia Perr.
  • Common Name : Shetoor, White Mulberry, Russian Mulberry, Silkworm Mulberry
  • Plant Family : Moraceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 12, 15, 24, 27, 28
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan

About Morus alba Plant :

  • Habit : A large, deciduous shrub.
  • Leaves : Ovate, thin, cordate, acute, serrate, often lobed, stipules small.
  • Flowers :
    • Monoecious.
    • Male flowers in short spikes, sepals 4, stamens 4, rudimentary ovary present.
    • Female flowers sepals 4, becoming fleshy and enlarged in fruits, ovary 1-celled, ovule one, stigma bifid.
  • Fruit : Sorosis small, oblong, red, formed of fleshy calycis.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : February-March
  • Significance : Cultivated mainly for its edible fruits.