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Encyclopedia > White Mulberry
?White Mulberry
White Mulberry leaves and fruit
White Mulberry leaves and fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Morus
Species: M. alba
Binomial name
Morus alba
L.

The White Mulberry (Morus alba) is a short-lived, fast-growing, small to medium sized tree to 15-20 m tall, native to eastern Asia. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x802, 147 KB) Species Morus alba Family Moraceae Morera. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Green algae Chlorophyta Charophyta Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) †Rhyniophyta - rhyniophytes †Zosterophyllophyta - zosterophylls Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses †Trimerophytophyta - trimerophytes Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Magnoliopsida is the botanical name for a class: this name is formed by replacing the termination -aceae in the name Magnoliaceae by the termination -opsida (Art 16 of the ICBN). ... Families Barbeyaceae Cannabaceae (hemp family) Dirachmaceae Elaeagnaceae Moraceae (mulberry family) Rosaceae (rose family) Rhamnaceae (buckthorn family) Ulmaceae (elm family) Urticaceae (nettle family) For the Philippine municipality, see Rosales, Pangasinan. ... Genera Antiaris Artocarpus - Breadfruit, Jackfruit Brosimum Broussonetia - Paper Mulberry Castilloa Cecropia Chlorophora Dorstenia Ficus - Fig, Banyan Maclura - Osage-orange Morus - Mulberry Musanga Pseudolmedia Streblus Treculia The flowering plant family Moraceae (Mulberry family) comprises some 40 genera and over 1000 species of plants widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, less common... Species See text Mulberry (Morus) is a genus of 10–16 species of deciduous trees native to warm temperate and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa and North America, with the majority of the species native to Asia. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... Carolus Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as , (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[1] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ...

ripening fruit of a wild color-like variety
ripening fruit of a wild color-like variety

On young, vigorous shoots, White Mulberry leaves may be up to 20 cm long, and deeply and intricately lobed, with the lobes rounded. On older trees, the leaves are generally 8-15 cm long, entire, cordate at the base and acuminate at the tip, and serrated on the margin. The fruit is mild, unlike the much more intense flavour of the Red Mulberry and Black Mulberry. The fruit varies from white to pink in colour in many cultivated plants, but the natural fruit colour of the species in the wild is deep purple. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 957 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): White Mulberry Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 957 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): White Mulberry Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... The leaves of a Beech tree A leaf with laminar structure and pinnate venation In botany, a leaf is an above-ground plant organ specialized for photosynthesis. ... Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Binomial name Morus nigra L. Black Mulberry (Morus nigra) is a species of mulberry. ...


The White Mulberry is scientifically notable for its rapid plant movement. The flowers fire pollen into the air by rapidly (25 μs) releasing stored elastic energy in the stamen. The resulting movement is in excess of half the speed of sound, making it the fastest movement in the plant kingdom. Rapid plant movement encompasses movement in plant structures occurring over a very short period of time, usually under one second. ...


Cultivation and uses

The leaves are the preferred feedstock for silkworms, and are also cut for food for livestock (cattle, goats, etc.) in areas where dry seasons restrict the availability of ground vegetation. Binomial name Bombyx mori Linnaeus, 1758 For other senses of this word, see silkworm (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called cows in vernacular and contemporary usage, kine or kyne in pre-modern English, or kye as the Scots plural of cou) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Species See Species and subspecies The goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ...


White Mulberry is extensively planted throughout the warm temperate Northern Hemisphere, and is naturalised in urban areas of the United States, where it hybridises to some extent with the U.S. native Red Mulberry (Morus rubra). In fact, some authorities worry about the long-term genetic viability of Red Mulberry because of extensive hybridization in some areas. Insert non-formatted text here The Northern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is north of the equator (the word hemisphere literally means half ball). On the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere contains most of the land and population. ... In biology, naturalisation is the process when foreign or cultivated plants have spread into the wild, where they multiply by natural regeneration. ... // In biology, hybrid has two meanings. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


A weeping cultivar of White Mulberry Morus alba 'Pendula' is a popular ornamental plant. Weeping plants are propagated by grafting the weeping cultivar onto a non weeping rootstock. effin sweet man This Osteospermum Pink Whirls is a successful cultivar. ... An ornamental plant is a plant that is grown for its ornamental qualities, rather than for its commercial or other value. ... Grafted apple tree Grafting is a method of plant propagation widely used in horticulture, where the tissues of one plant are encouraged to fuse with those of another. ... Grafting is a method of plant propagation by which one woody plant is mechanically attached to another so that the two eventually fuse together. ...


External links

  • High-speed pollen release in the white mulberry tree, Morus alba L

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