Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index


(This article is about the mulberry fruit and tree. Mulberry is also the name of a place in Indiana; see Mulberry, Indiana.)

Mulberry: Genus Morus

Ripe mulberry on tree (larger)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Urticales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Morus
Morus species
  • Morus alba - white mulberry
  • Morus australis - Chinese mulberry
  • Morus indica - Indian mulberry
  • Morus nigra - black mulberry
  • Morus rubra - red mulberry
  • Morus serata - Himalayan mulberry

Mulberry refers both to the mulberry tree and to the fruit of that tree. It also refers to the paper mulberry tree.

The mulberry is a multiple fruit growing on small to medium-sized trees. The leaves are simple and often lobed, more often lobed on juvenile shoots than on the mature tree, and toothed on the margin.

The black-reddish fruit is edible and is widely used in some places.