Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Broussonetia papyrifera (Linn.) L'Hér. ex Vent.

Family: Moraceae Genus: Broussonetia Species: Broussonetia papyrifera (Linn.) L'Hér. ex Vent.






Synonym Broussonetia billardii Carruth., Broussonetia cordata Blume, Morus papyrifera L., Broussonetia dissecta Bureau Flower Color White
Common Name Paper mulberry Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Tapacloth tree Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Jangli toot Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Upto1000 m Fruit Type Aggregate
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit shiny-reddish, fleshy, globose and compound with the achenes 1-2 cm long and wide hanging on long fleshy stalks
Habitat Deciduous forests and cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Malesia, China and Japan, India, Pakistan, Thailand Bark Details Bark ,grey, fibrous
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Butterfly Park , Rock garden, Patiala-ki-Rao Reserved Forest, Sector 1, Sector 12, Sector 16, Sector 17, Sector 19, Sector 23, Sector 39, Sector 40, Sector 52, Sector 53, Sector 56 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Deciduous trees, upto 18 m high, bark smooth, grey and fibrous. Leaves alternate. Stipules 6-7 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, membranous, denticulate. Petiole 3-10 cm long, slender, tomentose. Lamina 4-20 × 1.5-11 cm. apex acuminate, margin serrate or dentate. Lateral nerves 4-15 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual. Male flowers, in 20-60 mm long spikes with sterile tip on one side, bracts 1-1.3 mm long, ovate, acute, tepals 4, joined in the lower half. Stamens 4, inflexed in bud. Pistillode spicate, minute. Female flowers, in axillary globose heads to 5-8 mm wide, peduncle 2-5 mm long, bracts 1-1.3 mm long, subpeltate-clavate, with minutely hooked hairs. Ovary superior, sessile. Style 1, puberulous Leaf Details

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