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Broussonetia


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(family Moraceae)

A genus of trees which are dioecious, the female flowers being borne in heads. They produce multiple fruit. The inner bark of B. papyrifera contains fibre good for making paper (paper mulberry, Japan) and tapa cloth. There are 7 or 8 species, occurring from eastern Asia to Polynesia.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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