Morus alba L.

 
  • Family : MORACEAE
    (Mulberry Or Fig Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANJEER FAMILY (अंजीर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MORACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : 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 : Often cultivated. Leaves used for feeding silkworms. Fruits are edible and sometimes sold.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • 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
  • Native : China
  • 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Morus alba. Downloaded on 14 July 2020.

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