Morus australis Poir.

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Morus australis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland

Morus australis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland

Morus australis

Picture: Bart Wursten
24, Athlone Avenue Greendale

Morus australis

Picture: Bart Wursten
24, Athlone Avenue Greendale

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Synonyms: Morus alba L.
Morus indica auctt. non L.
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Description:
Small deciduous tree with a rounded crown and often drooping branches. Leaves light green, somewhat glossy with distinct venation; margin coarsely dentate, sometimes lobed. Flowers in small cylindical spikes. Fruit a cylindric cluster of small berry-like syncarps, from almost white to deep red, turning purple-black when ripe.
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Derivation of specific name: alba: white
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Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Native of China, naturalised elsewhere
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
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Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Insects associated with this species: spilosoma lineata (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 233. As Morus alba

Other sources of information about Morus australis:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Morus australis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Morus australis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Morus australis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Morus australis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Morus australis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Morus australis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Morus australis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Morus australis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Morus australis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Morus australis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Morus australis
Ispot Southern Africa: Morus australis
JSTOR Plant Science: Morus australis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Morus australis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Morus australis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Morus australis
Tropicos: Morus australis


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Morus australis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120120, retrieved 26 May 2019

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