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Mulberry: Genus Morus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Urticales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Morus
Morus species
  • Morus alba - white mulberry[?]
  • Morus australis - Chinese mulberry
  • Morus indica - Indian mulberry
  • Morus nigra - black mulberry
  • Morus rubra - red mulberry[?]
  • Morus serata - Himalayan mulberry

Mulberry refers both to the mulberry tree and to the fruit of that tree. It also refers to the paper mulberry[?] tree, which see.

The mulberry is a multiple fruit growing on small to medium-sized trees. The leaves are simple and often lobed, more often lobed on juvenile shoots than on the mature tree, and toothed on the margin.

The fruit is edible and is widely used in some places.

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