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Morus alba
Morus alba
White Mulberry
Photographer: Michael O'Brien

ID: 0000 0000 0410 1788 (2010-04-27)

Copyright © 2010 Michael O'Brien

  • date of photo  Apr 25, 2010
  • location   Elysian Park (Los Angeles County, California, US)
  • family Moraceae
  • keywords: Elysian
  • camera   canon Rebel EOS
  • photo category: Plant - tree

  • common names   White Mulberry (Jepson 1993 )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Thomas Stoughton    Nov 11, 2010

    Action: changed name from "Alnus rhombifolia" to "Morus alba "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "looks like white mulberry

    note the fruit of Morus is described in the Jepson as: multiple of achenes within fleshy calyces on inflorescence receptacle, ± like a blackberry. Alnus fruits are described as: many, in cone-like catkin, bracts 3 mm, woody, winged.

    Also, the descriptions of leaves seem to fit Morus much better. Morus alba is described as follows: Leaf: petiole 5–25 mm; blade 8–20 cm, ovate-cordate, coarsely toothed, glabrous or lower surface hairy on major veins, major lobes generally 0–3, sometimes only on 1 side, generally < halfway to midrib. Alnus rhombifolia is described as follows: Leaf: blade thick, base tapered to round, tip round to acute, margin generally ± flat, upper surface green, midrib and major veins not indented, lower surface yellow-green. The leaves shown in the picture look pretty clearly cordate, with a base that is neither rounded nor tapered."

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