Morus australis

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Morus australis
Morus australis var. inusitata - Kunming Botanical Garden - DSC03169.JPG
Plant specimen in the Kunming Botanical Garden, Kunming, Yunnan, China.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Morus
M. australis
Binomial name
Morus australis

Morus bombycis Koidz.

Morus australis, also called Korean mulberry[2] and Chinese mulberry,[3] is a flowering plant species in the genus Morus[dubious ] found in East and Southeast Asia.

The larvae of the freak (Calinaga buddha) feed on M. australis.

The substance "Australone A", a prenylflavonoid, can be found in M. australis.[4]

Not a true mulberry (i.e. "Plants of the World Online" gives M. australis as a synonym of the accepted taxonomic designation, Broussonetia papyrifera, the paper mulberry),[5] its fruits and leaves are edible, and it is used as feed in raising silkworms.[6] It is widely used for fibre production, for paper and cloth.[6] Both the Broussonetia and the Morus genera are within Moraceae family.[6]


  1. ^ Zhengyi Wu, Zhe-Kun Zhou & Michael G. Gilbert (2013). "Morus australis". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  2. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 544. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.
  3. ^ Iziko: Museums of South Africa. "Morus australis (Chinese mulberry)". Department of Sports, Arts and Culture. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  4. ^ Ko, HH; Yu, SM; Ko, FN; Teng, CM; Lin, CN (1997). "Bioactive constituents of Morus australis and Broussonetia papyrifera". Journal of Natural Products. 60 (10): 1008–11. doi:10.1021/np970186o. PMID 9358644.
  5. ^ Kew Science (2017). "Morus australis Poir". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 27 January 2022. Morus australis Poir. This is a synonym of Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) L'Hér. ex Vent.
  6. ^ a b c Kew Science (2017). "Broussonetia papyrifera (paper mulberry)". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 27 January 2022.

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