Broussonetia L'Herit. ex Vent.

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs with milky exudate. Leaves simple, alternate with serrated or lobed margins. Flowers staminate in cylindric catkins, with deeply 4-lobed calyx and 4 stamens. Flowers in dense globose heads. Fruit globose, dense consisting mainly of the accrescent calyces, from which orange achenes protrude.

Worldwide: 2-8 species in Asia and the Pacific.

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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papyrifera (L.) L'Herit. ex Vent.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Broussonetia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Broussonetia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Broussonetia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Broussonetia
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iNaturalist: Broussonetia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Broussonetia
JSTOR Plant Science: Broussonetia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Broussonetia
Plants of the World Online: Broussonetia
Tropicos: Broussonetia
Wikipedia: Broussonetia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Broussonetia., retrieved 11 June 2023

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