Paper mulberry

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Paper mulberry
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Broussonetia
B. papyrifera
Binomial name
Broussonetia papyrifera
  • Broussonetia elegans K.Koch[2]
  • Morus papyrifera L.
  • Papyrius papyrifera (L.) Kuntze

The paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera, also known as Morus papyrifera L.) is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the Moraceae family. It is originally from Asia,[3] including countries such as Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Myanmar, and India.[4] It is also cultivated in many other regions and has been introduced as a species in parts of Europe, the United States,[4] and Africa.[5] It is sometimes referred to as the "tapa cloth tree".[4]

People in Asia and some Pacific Islands have been cultivating this plant for many centuries for food, fiber, and medicine.[4]

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  1. Shao, Q.; Zhao, L.; Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) & IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group (2019). "Broussonetia papyrifera". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T49834580A147629611. Retrieved 30 August 2022.
  2. K. Koch Dendrologie 2(2): 440 1873
  3. Broussonetia papyrifera.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Broussonetia papyrifera (paper mulberry)". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 1 October 2017. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "kew" defined multiple times with different content
  5. "Broussonetia papyrifera". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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