Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) Vent.
Moraceae
Broussonetia papyrifera (33347 bytes)
A large shrub or small tree, often only 3-5 m high. In its home a tree until to 15 m high. stems thick, grey, in youth hairy. Leaves hairy, various lobed, most three-lobed, 7-20 cm long. The female has decorative globular heads of orange-red or red fruits. The male flowers are small catkins.The shrub is cultivated because of its decorative, various leaves. 

Home: Eastern Asia, naturalized in S-Europe and USA 

Other views: Female flowers, leaves

Cultivated:Germany, France

Author: Ulrich Herzog

Ethnobotanical aspects of Broussonetia papyrifera by Plants for a future database

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