EPPO Global Database

Morus alba(MORAL)

Last modification: 2001-11-08

Basic information
  • EPPO code: MORAL
  • Preferred name: Morus alba
  • Authority: Linnaeus


China. Introduced into other Asian countries in ancient times as the food plant of the silkworm, and into southern Europe in the early Middle Ages. Widely planted there, and in parts of North America, but, with the abandonment of silk production in the XXth century, plantations have been abandoned, and only traces remain. Also  grown as an  ornamental tree in parks and gardens worldwide.

.WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
tût Arabic
توت Arabic
бяла черница Bulgarian
morera blanca Catalan
morušovník bílý Czech
hvid morbær Danish
weißer Maulbeerbaum German
μορέα λευκή Greek
white mulberry English
moral blanco Spanish
morera Spanish
morera blanca Spanish
morera de seda Spanish
ramón de vaca Spanish (DO)
valkomulperi Finnish
mûrier blanc French
mûrier commun French
mûrier de Chine French
bijeli dud Croatian
fehér eperfa Hungarian
gelso bianco Italian
gelso comune Italian
moro bianco Italian
witte moerbei Dutch
kvitmorbær Norwegian
morwa biała Polish
amoreira-branca Portuguese
moreira-branca Portuguese
dud alb Romanian
шелковица плакучая Russian
moruša biela Slovak
bela murva Slovene
man Albanian
бели дуд Serbian
vitt mullbär Swedish
beyaz dut Turkish
шовковиця біла Ukrainian
sāng Chinese