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Mulberry Family (Moraceae)

Flowers, Fruits And Leaves, Ecology, Distribution And Economic Value

The mulberry family occurs primarily in tropical and semi-tropical regions, and includes a wide variety of herbs, shrubs, and trees, characterized by a milky sap and reduced, unisexual flowers. This family includes 40 genera and 1,000 species, of which 500 species are members of the fig genus, Ficus. The Moraceae is a member of the order Urticales, class Magnoliopsida (the dicotyledons), division Magnoliophyta (flowering plants).

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