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Taxon: Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) Vent.

Genus: Broussonetia
Family: Moraceae tribe: Moreae
Nomen number: 7900
Place of publication: Tabl. regn. veg. 3:547. 1799
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name verified on: 03-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • paper-mulberry   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • tapa-cloth-tree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • gou shu   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • mûrier à papier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Papiermaulbeerbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • amoreira-do-papel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • moral de la China   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • morera de papel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • papelero   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pappersmullbär   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang [s.e.], Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Korea; Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Indochina; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Malaysia

    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania; Uganda
    West Tropical Africa: Ghana
    South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
    Eastern Asia: Japan [Ryukus]
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    Malesia: Indonesia - Celebes, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, Sumatra; New Guinea; Philippines
    United States
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia - Austral Islands, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands, Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago; Pitcairn

    Southern South America: Argentina

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) Vent.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 September 2015)

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