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Plant Form: Deciduous tree.
Size: Up to 20 m tall.
Stem: Pale brown and smooth or with shallow grooves, light brown horizontal markings, densely hairy, exude a milky sap when broken.
Leaves: Oval or heart-shaped with pointed tip, with 3-5 deep lobes, rough on upper surface, and hairy underneath, with toothed edges. On stalks in spirals along stem.
Flowers: Male flowers are yellowish-white, in clusters of around 200 on cylindrical spikes. Female flowers green and tube-like in clusters forming a ball.
Fruit and Seeds: Clusters of small drupes that form one round fleshy fruit, green to orange or reddish-purple when ripe.
Habitat: Riparian areas, forests, old farmland.
Distinguishing Features: Rougher leaves than White mulberry (Morus alba).