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Broussonetia papyrifera-fruits.jpg
Broussonetia papyrifera (paper mulberry)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Moreae[1]
Genus: Broussonetia
L’Hér. ex Vent.

Broussonetia kaempferi
Broussonetia kazinoki
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.


  1. ^ "Broussonetia L'Hér. ex Vent". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-03-11.

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