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Mexican Mulberry Tree

Mexican Mulberry TreeThe Mexican Mulberry (M. celtidifolia, H.B.K.), with small,
ovate leaves, somewhat like the hackberry's, and small black fruit, is found from western Texas to Arizona, and follows the mountains to Peru and Ecuador. It is a small tree whose wood furnished the early Indians with bows; and the Mexican often sets it out in his garden, for the inferior fruit is grateful in the hot, dry sections where berries are scarce.