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 Changed: 30-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Materials: fiber (wood pulp for paper fide F Japan; F ChinaEng)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; F ChinaEng)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Zhejiang, - Fujian, - Henan, - Hebei, - Hunan, - Hubei, - Gansu, - Jiangxi, - Jiangsu, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Shanxi, - Shandong, - Shaanxi, - Sichuan, - Yunnan, - Guangxi, - Xizang, - Hainan
    • Eastern Asia: Korea; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Indochina; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Malaysia

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania; Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Celebes, - Java, - Lesser Sunda Islands, - Moluccas, - Sumatra; Philippines
    • Papuasia: New Guinea
  • Northern America

    • : United States
  • Pacific

    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia, - Austral Islands, - Gambier Islands, - Marquesas Islands, - Society Islands, - Tuamotu Archipelago; Pitcairn

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

    Adventive:

  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  • Florence, J. Flore de la Polynésie française. 1997- (F Polynes)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Meyer, F. G. et al. A catalog of cultivated woody plants of the southeastern United States. 1994 (L CultWPl SE US)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants (Kulturpflanze) 34:86.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi) 384.
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. 1976 (F Okin)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Synonyms:

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image