Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Morus alba
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Moraceae -- The Mulberry Family Bibliography
      Morus alba

Common name(s): mulberry, kilika, white mulberry
General Information
DistributionNative to China, widely cultivated and naturalized.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Shrubs or small trees up to 7 m tall, in cultivation sometimes larger; branches pubescent when young, soon glabrate.
Leaves narrowly to broadly ovate, 5-18 cm long, 2-10 cm wide, sparsely pubescent at least on lower surface along principal veins, margins coarsely serrate, apex acute to acuminate, base rounded to cordate, petioles 1-3 cm long. Staminate spikes 10-20 mm long; pistillate spikes 5-10 mm long.
Syncarps white, pinkish, or purple, 1-2.5 cm long, sweet but insipid.
2n = 14, 28, 42