Morus alba

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Morus alba, known as white mulberry, is a fast-growing, small to medium-sized mulberry tree which grows to 10–20 m tall.wikipedia
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Morus (plant)

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Morus alba, known as white mulberry, is a fast-growing, small to medium-sized mulberry tree which grows to 10–20 m tall.

Bombyx mori

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The white mulberry is widely cultivated to feed the silkworms employed in the commercial production of silk.
A silkworm's preferred food is white mulberry leaves, though they may eat other mulberry species and even Osage orange.

Rapid plant movement

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The white mulberry is scientifically notable for the rapid plant movement involved in pollen release from its catkins.
The record is currently held by the white mulberry tree, with flower movement taking 25 microseconds, as pollen is catapulted from the stamens at velocities in excess of half the speed of sound—near the theoretical physical limits for movements in plants.

Morus nigra

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The fruit is 1-1.5 cm long; in the species in the wild it is deep purple, but in many cultivated plants it varies from white to pink; it is sweet but bland, unlike the more intense flavor of the red mulberry and black mulberry.
Other mulberry species are sometimes confused with black mulberry, particularly black-fruited individuals of the white mulberry, but black mulberry can be distinguished by the uniformly hairy lower leaf surface.

Morus rubra

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The fruit is 1-1.5 cm long; in the species in the wild it is deep purple, but in many cultivated plants it varies from white to pink; it is sweet but bland, unlike the more intense flavor of the red mulberry and black mulberry.
Common in the United States, it is listed as an endangered species in Canada, and is susceptible to hybridization with the invasive white mulberry (''M.

Korean tea

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The leaves are prepared as tea in Korea.

Mulberroside A

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Moracin M, steppogenin-4′-O-β-D-glucoside and mulberroside A were isolated from the root bark of Morus alba L. and all produced hypoglycemic effects.
Mulberroside A is a stilbenoid found in Morus alba, the white mulberry.

Kuwanon G

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Kuwanon G is an antimicrobial bombesin receptor antagonist, isolated from Morus alba.

Mulberrofuran G

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Albanol A, isolated from the root bark extract of ''M.
Mulberrofuran G (albanol A) is a bio-active compound isolated from the bark of Morus alba.

Moracin M

Moracin M, steppogenin-4′-O-β-D-glucoside and mulberroside A were isolated from the root bark of Morus alba L. and all produced hypoglycemic effects.
Moracin M is a phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor isolated from Morus alba.

China

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The species is native to northern China, and is widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere (United States, Mexico, Australia, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Turkey, Iran, etc.).

Kyrgyzstan

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The species is native to northern China, and is widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere (United States, Mexico, Australia, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Turkey, Iran, etc.).

Silk

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The white mulberry is widely cultivated to feed the silkworms employed in the commercial production of silk.

Pollen

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It is also notable for the rapid release of its pollen, which is launched at over half the speed of sound.

Speed of sound

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It is also notable for the rapid release of its pollen, which is launched at over half the speed of sound.

Leaf

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On young, vigorous shoots, the leaves may be up to 30 cm long, and deeply and intricately lobed, with the lobes rounded.

Deciduous

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The trees are generally deciduous in temperate regions, but trees grown in tropical regions can be evergreen.

Evergreen

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The trees are generally deciduous in temperate regions, but trees grown in tropical regions can be evergreen.

Flower

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The flowers are single-sex catkins; male catkins are 2-3.5 cm long, and female catkins 1-2 cm long.

Catkin

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The flowers are single-sex catkins; male catkins are 2-3.5 cm long, and female catkins 1-2 cm long.

Fruit

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The fruit is 1-1.5 cm long; in the species in the wild it is deep purple, but in many cultivated plants it varies from white to pink; it is sweet but bland, unlike the more intense flavor of the red mulberry and black mulberry.

Stamen

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The stamens act as catapults, releasing stored elastic energy in just 25 µs.

Naturalisation (biology)

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The species is now extensively planted and widely naturalized throughout the warm temperate world.

Indian subcontinent

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It has been grown widely from the Indian subcontinent west through Afghanistan and Iran to southern Europe for over a thousand years for leaves to feed silkworms.

Afghanistan

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It has been grown widely from the Indian subcontinent west through Afghanistan and Iran to southern Europe for over a thousand years for leaves to feed silkworms.