Toot(morus alba) fruiting

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vinod kumar gupta

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Apr 16, 2008, 12:15:22 PM4/16/08
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Its a captivating sight to see this tree which is curently fruiting
 
 
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J.M. Garg

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Apr 17, 2008, 5:09:44 AM4/17/08
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Here is a Wikipedia link for details:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Mulberry
Some extracts from it:

The White Mulberry (Morus alba) is a short-lived, fast-growing, small to medium sized tree to 10–20 m tall, native to northern China, and widely cultivated elsewhere.[1][2]

The White Mulberry is scientifically notable for the rapid plant movement of the pollen release from its catkins. The flowers fire pollen into the air by rapidly (25 µs) releasing stored elastic energy in the stamens. The resulting movement is in excess of half the speed of sound, making it the fastest known movement in the plant kingdom.[4]

White Mulberry leaves are the preferred feedstock for silkworms, and are also cut for food for livestock (cattle, goats, etc.) in areas where dry seasons restrict the availability of ground vegetation. The fruit are also eaten, often dried or made into wine.[2][3]


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J.M. Garg

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Apr 18, 2008, 10:20:57 AM4/18/08
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Hi, Padmini ji.
It's through out warmer parts of india. See the link:http://www.motherherbs.com/morus-alba.html

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 11:36 PM, Padmini Raghavan <pad...@gmail.com> wrote:
In which part of the country does this beauty grow?
Padmini.

 
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satish phadke

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Apr 18, 2008, 11:49:39 AM4/18/08
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I have also witnessed its flowering around Pune for last 2-3 weeks.
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