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Morus mesozygia (black mulberry)

Synonyms: Celtis lactea; Morus lactea; Morus mesozygia var. colossea; Morus mesozygia var. lactea; Morus mesozygia var. sanda

Wikipedia Abstract

Morus mesozygia, known as black mulberry or African mulberry, is a small to medium sized forest tree of Tropical Africa. Its leaves and fruit provide food for the mantled guereza, a colobus monkey native to much of Tropical Africa, and for the common chimpanzee of West and Central Africa. It is also a commercial hardwood. The trees can be found in Ngogo in Kibale National Park in Uganda where they are food source for chimpanzees.
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Janka Hardness [1]  2400 lbf (1089 kgf) Hard


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1Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
2Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press.
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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