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Broussonetia papyrifera.

Botanical name:

Broussonetia papyrifera Vent. Urticaceae. Paper Mulberry. Tapa-Cloth Tree.

A tree of the islands of the Pacific, China and Japan. It is cultivated for the inner bark which is used for making a paper as well as textile fabrics. The fleshy part of the compound fruit is saccharine and edible.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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