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Morus nigra   (Black Mulberry)


Morus nigra  (MORACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 12-Jan-2019)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (Oct-2010) Morus nigra retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 2019-Mar-22

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Morus nigraL.
Published in L., Sp. Pl. 986 (1753)

Synonyms :

Basionym or principal synonym: No Main Synonyms
Full list of synonyms : [ Euro+Med ]   [ PlantList ]   [ IPNI ]   [ Catalogue of Life ]

Plant Family :

Moraceae The Mulberry Family 10 Moraceae species recorded from Malta.
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English name(s) :

Black Mulberry

Maltese name(s) :

Tuta, Siġra tat-Tut

Status for Malta :

Naturalised alien species that was introduced in Malta during the last 520 years without becoming invasive

Frequency :

Very Common     Common     Frequent     Scarce     Rare     Very rare     Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: Macro-Phanerophyte (High trees)
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection [link]:

Protected by law: schedule II of legal notice LN200/2011. (Trees protected in selected areas)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

Apr-May

Colour of Flowers:

Inc


Species Description and Distribution

Habitat in Europe:

Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Preferred habitat in Malta:

Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Botanical Description:

Tree up to 10 m, with stout, rough branches. Leaves 6-20 cm, broadly ovate-cordate, dentate or lobed, scabrid above, pubescent beneath. Syncarp 2-2•5 cm, subsessile, dark purple, very acid until completely ripe.

Distributional range:

Widely cultilvated for its fruit (Mulberry), and locally naturalized in S. Europe.

Native region outside Europe:

(C. Asia.)


Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):

Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):

Introduced in Albania, Bulgaria, Crete, Greece, Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), Romania

Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(Euro+Med Checklist, 2017) - Country codes

[Ab(A) nAl cAr cAu(A) BH Bl nBr nBu Ca(C F G H L P T) nCo nCr cCs Ct nGa cGa(C) cGe nGr cHb cHe Ho nHs Hs(S) Hu nIt Lt Lu dMa Mk cMo cPo cRf(C) nRm Sa nSi(M S) Sk Sl Sr aUk(K) Uk(U)]


Images (7 images)
   Morus nigra   -   Image Code: MORNG-0.
   Morus nigra   -   Image Code: MORNG-1.
   Morus nigra   -   Image Code: MORNG-2.
   Morus nigra   -   Image Code: MORNG-3.
   Morus nigra   -   Image Code: MORNG-4.
   Morus nigra   -   Image Code: MORNG-5.
   Morus nigra   -   Image Code: MORNG-6.

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Cat. of Life

EoL

IPNI

The Plant List

NYBG

Vienna Virt. Hb.

RBGE

KEW

MNHN

Arkive


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