||Morus serrata Wall., Morus arabica Koidz., Morus rubra Lour., Morus acidosa Griff.
||Chinni, Tutri,Shahtoot, Shatooth
|English / Trade Name
||Silkworm mulberry,White mulberry,Mulberry
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Upto 1500 m
||Syncarp red when immature, blackish purple, purple, or greenish white when mature, ovoid, ellipsoid, or cylindric
||Deciduous forests and cultivated.
||Afghanistan and North West Asia
||Bark gray, shallowly furrowed. Branches finely hairy.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Patiala-ki-Rao Reserved Forest, Manimajara and Daria, Sector 1, Sector 3, Sector 10, Sector 11, Sector 17, Sector 26, Sector 27, Sector 29, Sector 34, Sector 39, Sector 42, Sector 45, Sector 47, Sector 51
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Shrubs or trees, 3-10 m tall. Bark gray, shallowly furrowed. Branches finely hairy. Winter buds reddish brown, ovoid, finely hairy. Stipules lanceolate, 2-3.5 cm, densely covered with short pubescence. Petiole 1.5-5.5 cm, pubescent; leaf blade ovate to broadly ovate, irregularly lobed, 5-30 × 5-12 cm, abaxially sparsely pubescent along midvein or in tufts in axil of midvein and primary lateral veins, adaxially bright green and glabrous, base rounded to ± cordate, margin coarsely serrate to crenate, apex acute, acuminate, or obtuse. Male catkins pendulous, 2-3.5 cm, densely white hairy. Female catkins 1-2 cm, pubescent; peduncle 5-10 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: calyx lobes pale green, broadly elliptic; filaments inflexed in bud; anthers 2-loculed, globose to reniform. Female flowers: sessile; calyx lobes ovoid, ± compressed, with marginal hairs; ovary sessile, ovoid; style absent; stigmas with mastoidlike protuberance, branches divergent, papillose. Syncarp red when immature, blackish purple, purple, or greenish white when mature, ovoid, ellipsoid, or cylindrical.
||Leaves ovate or ovate-cordate, 5-15 x 3-8 cm long, base cordate to rounded, margin often lobed toothed or irregularly lobed, apex acuminate, obtuse or acute, membranous, lateral veins 3-8 on either side of midvein, petiole 2-6 cm, stipules lanceolate.