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  Morus alba
  Family Name : Moraceae

  Common Names : White Mulberry, Tut, Bebesaran

  Chinese Name :

White Mulberry,Tut,Bebesaran
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Small (6m-15m))
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Maximum Height :
      9.1 m to 15.2 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      China & Japan
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Small tree up to 15 m tall which has a spreading crown.
      Trunk: Immature bark and inner bark is bright orange, while mature bark is grey and irregularly fissured.
      Roots: The bark covering the roots is bright orange.
      Foliage: Glossy leaves are either lobed or without lobes. The upper surface is hairless or rough with small raised dots, while the lower surface is hairless or hairy along the veins.
      Flowers: Male and female flowers occur on separate individuals. Small, green male flowers are arranged in an inflorescence known as a catkin (2.5-5 cm long), while tiny female flowers are arranged in a spike inflorescence.
      Fruits: Fleshy fruits are known as berries. Black, pink or white fruits are oblong.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable)
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits), Medicinal
      [Others]: In China, silkworms raised for the silk industry are mainly fed leaves from this species.
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Foliar Margin :
      Serrate / Toothed
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.0 (Tree - Intermediate Canopy)
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Black, Red
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Berry)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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