Morus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 986 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Iran to Kuril Islands and W. Malesia, N. & Central America, W. South America.


Native to:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, District of Columbia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Hainan, Honduras, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Korea, Kuril Is., Laos, Louisiana, Manchuria, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Peru, Rhode I., Sakhalin, South Carolina, South China Sea, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Introduced into:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Ascension, Austria, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chagos Archipelago, Colorado, Comoros, Cook Is., Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Free State, Gambia, Greece, Hawaii, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Libya, Madeira, Maine, Marianas, Mauritius, Morocco, New Hampshire, Norfolk Is., North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Society Is., South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Windward Is., Xinjiang, Zaïre


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.
  • Zhao, Y.Z., Zhao, L.Q. & Rui, C. (eds.) (2019). Flora Intramongolica, edition 3, 1: 1-779. Typis Intramongolicae popularis, Huhhot.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 19.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • C.C. Berg in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 47: 335 (1977)
  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 424 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl.: 986 (1753)
  • in F.T.EA., Moraceae: 2 (1989).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Berg in B.J.B.B. 47: 335 (1977)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 424 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 986 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1977 Sim [5299] Mozambique K000049667 Holotype Yes
Jan 1, 1977 Chevalier, A. [16267] K000243086 Isolectotype Yes
Jan 1, 1977 Rowland [s.n.] K000243087 Type Yes
s.coll. [4649] India K001050069 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4649] India K001039585 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4649] Nepal K001039584 Unknown Type Material Yes
Thompson, H. [s.n.] K000243088 Type Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4649] K001039586 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4649] K001039587 Unknown Type Material Yes


  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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