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Taxon: Morus alba L.

 
Genus: Morus
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Moreae
Nomen number: 24607
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:986. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 116 (29 active, 20 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; revegetator; revegetator; revegetator
  • Invertebrate food: silkworms; silkworms
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China (c. & n.)


    Cultivated (widely cult. in temperate regions)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India
    • PAPUASIA: New Guinea
    • MALESIA: Borneo, Indonesia, [Sulawesi, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku] Philippines

    Europe
    • Europe (s.)

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario]
    • United States

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]

    Southern America
    • South America (s.)


References:

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  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils (unpublished draft)
  4. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1948-1976. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials.
  5. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Morus+alba&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  10. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  11. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12
  12. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  13. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  14. Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae.
  15. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  16. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  17. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
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  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  20. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:110.
  21. Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University. 1998. Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21. URL: http://www.wpro.who.int/internet/files/pub/97/183.pdf target='_blank'
  22. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):362.
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  26. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  27. Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 217.
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  29. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, ed. 2.
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  32. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  33. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Morus alba L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Morus alba cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24607. Accessed 20 September 2019.