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Broussonetia papyrifera (paper mulberry)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Dorstenieae
Genus: Broussonetia
L’Hér. ex Vent.

Broussonetia kaempferi
Broussonetia monoica
Broussonetia kurzii
Broussonetia papyrifera

Broussonetia is a genus of four species of trees in the family Moraceae, native to eastern Asia. One of these is the paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera), whose bark fiber is used to make high-quality paper in China, Korea, and Japan. This species has been widely introduced and has become invasive in some areas.

Fossil record[edit]

Five fossil fruits of †Broussonetia pygmaea have been extracted from borehole samples of the Middle Miocene freshwater deposits in Nowy Sacz Basin, West Carpathians, Poland.[1]


  1. ^ Łańcucka-Środoniowa M.: Macroscopic plant remains from the freshwater Miocene of the Nowy Sącz Basin (West Carpathians, Poland) [Szczątki makroskopowe roślin z miocenu słodkowodnego Kotliny Sądeckiej (Karpaty Zachodnie, Polska)]. Acta Palaeobotanica 1979 20 (1): 3-117.

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