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NAME: Paper Mulberry

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Broussonetia Papyrifera / Moraceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

young

 

steam/boil/cook

Spring

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

sweet

RAW/DRY/COOK

Aug-Oct

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT: Delicious pompom shape fruits. Young leaves can be steamed or boiled. (4) The fruit comprises a ball about 1.5cm in diameter with numerous small edible fruits protruding(segments with hallow black seed at end).(1) Related to mulberry and fig trees.

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Astringent;  Diaphoretic;  Diuretic;  Galactogogue;  Haemostatic;  Laxative;  Ophthalmic;  Skin; Stimulant;  Stomachic;  Tonic;  Vulnerary.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Fibre;  Leather;  Paper;  Wood.(1) The tree, with extra large leaves, soft on one side, rough on the other, is also a common source of woodland toilet paper.(2)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. http://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Broussonetia+papyrifera
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/broussonetia-papyrifera-paper-chase-2
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_mulberry
  4. https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/paper-mulberry (good photos)