Morus serrata

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Morus serrata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Morus
Species:
M. serrata
Binomial name
Morus serrata

Morus serrata, known as Himalayan mulberry, is a species of mulberry native to the Himalaya and the mountains of southwestern China, at altitudes of up to 2300 m.

It is a small deciduous tree growing to 15 m tall. The leaves are 10–14 cm long and 6–10 cm broad and are densely hairy on the veins underneath, with the upper surface hairless. The edible fruit is a 2–3 cm long compound cluster of several small drupes that are red when ripe.

It is considered by some authorities[who?] to be a variety or subspecies of White Mulberry (Morus alba), and is also similar to Black Mulberry (Morus nigra).

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