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Common name

English: Black mulberry

German: Schwarzer Maulbeerbaum

Mandarin: 黑桑 (hei sang)

Portuguese: Amoreira-preta

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Rosales (118)

        Family: Moraceae (29)(family description)

          Genus: Morus (1)

            Epithet: nigra L. (7)

Synonyms: Morus laciniata Mill., Morus petiolaris Rafin., Morus scabra Moretti, Morus siciliana Mill.

laciniata => shredded or torn

nigra => black, blackness

petiolaris => having petioles, not sessile, distinctly petiolate

scabra => rough to touch

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Morus nigra at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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