Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) Vent., Tabl. regn. veg. 3:547. 1799 (Syn: (≡) Morus papyrifera L. (basionym); (≡) Papyrius papyrifera (L.) Kuntze);
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Halibun, Kalivon, Kozo, Tapacloth tree, Paper Mulberry • Hindi: जंगली तूत Jangli toot • Kannada: kaagda, kaagada uppu naerale;
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Location Pune:
Habit:Small tree
Inflorescence: Cauliflorous, compound capitulum
Flower: very sticky when touched.


– To me this looks like a female tree of Broussonetia papyrifera.


– Yes, .. ji is right on Broussonetia but this is a fruit (known as Paper Muberry). The female flowers are greenish and hairy.


– Is the fruit edible? 


Monkeys do like it, dont know about humans. I tried once, but it was almost tasteless…



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Trees of Bangalore – RA – Broussonetia papyrifera – Paper Mullberry Tree:  Paper Mulberry is a deciduous tree growing to 15 m tall, native to Japan and neighbouring areas. The leaves are variable in shape, just like Mulberry leaves. They can be ovate heart- shaped to deeply lobed. They are 7–20 cm long, with a rough surface above, fuzzy-downy below and a finely toothed margin. The male flowers are produced in an oblong inflorescence, and the female flowers occur in a ball, with long hairs on the surface. In summer, the female flower matures into a red to orange, sweet, juicy fruit 3–4 cm diameter, which is an important food for wild animals. The fruit is edible and very sweet, but too fragile to be commercialised. The bark is composed of very strong fibres, and can be used for making high-quality paper. The tender leaves and twigs can be used to feed deer, and the tree is sometimes nicknamed the “Deer’s Tree“.


A good series on trees of Bangalore by … with beautiful photographs of foliage, stem, flowers , fruits etc. , which speak visually ( the characters of the tree). Kudos!
A suggestion: If you coulod kindly put the details of location of the tree, it would be helpful to outstation visitors like me who are interested in trees to locate them easily.


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Finally got the male flowers.

… there are trees on dickenson road, lalbagh, lower agaram road
I will slowly collect the latitude/longitude of these trees and create a map.
More pictures are on the link below


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Bangalore – RA – Is it Ficus carica or Ficus Palmata?: Some of the trees have simple leaves and some of them have 3 lobes


Some of them have 5 lobes too.


could it be Broussonetia papyrifera by any chance ?


I think … is right

Not Ficus in which flowers are enclosed in a receptacle.

This could be Broussonetia papyrifera in which flowers are external and in globose heads.


It looks like Broussonetia papyrifera, I haven’t seen the mature fruit or flower so got confused.


I didn’t realize that the ball with hairs is actually the flower.
I was always looking for the male flower.

Paper Mulberry is a deciduous tree growing to 15 m tall, native to Japan and neighbouring areas. The leaves are variable in shape, just like Mulberry leaves. They can be ovate heart- shaped to deeply lobed. They are 7–20 cm long, with a rough surface above, fuzzy-downy below and a finely toothed margin. The male flowers are produced in an oblong inflorescence, and the female flowers occur in a ball, with long hairs on the surface. In summer, the female flower matures into a red to orange, sweet, juicy fruit 3–4 cm diameter, which is an important food for wild animals. The fruit is edible and very sweet, but too fragile to be commercialised. The bark is composed of very strong fibres, and can be used for making high-quality paper. The tender leaves and twigs can be used to feed deer, and the tree is sometimes nicknamed the “Deer’s Tree”.
(Ref. Flowers of India


Yes. Broussonetia papyrifera
It has different male and female flowers.
Family: Moraceae; Ficus family.



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Tree id from Corbett region: 1 image. Request help in identifying this tree in Corbett National Park? About 30 feet talk and growing in the grounds of a resort.


I received a reply from another source:

”It has been identified as Chinese paper mulberryBroussonetia papyrifera – male catkins. Somehow, the leaves are not lobed as seen usually in young individuals and basal part of the tree. It has been identified by … one of the best Taxonomist of our country. So i am sure there are no chances of confusion”.

So its neither Tetrameles nor a Grewia genus.


Thats nice. My … cant be wrong. Broussonetia can have this kind of leaves. Not a big deal.


Good to see plant with male inflorescence and unlobed leaves.

Here is somewhat similar

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Tree id please?: 1 image- 3 Mb.

Request help in identifying this tree in Corbett National Park? About 30 feet tall and growing in the grounds of a resort.


This tree has been identified as Tetrameles nudiflora. Can this be confirmed please?


Yes it is Tetrameles nudiflora


To me it looks more like Trewia nudiflora [Petari / Petani] with new leaves and old catkins. [Both Tetrameles & Trewia generally flower in the deciduous state]. Please check the archives of this group for my photographs of this.


Chinese paper mulberryBroussonetia papyrifera as per thread


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Shrub for ID from Paddar valley J&K. 211211 SRANA 03: 2 images.

Kindly identify the plant.
Date: 27 July 2011.
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 2500 meters asl.
Plant height: 1-2 meters

Plant habit/habitat: Wild shrub


Flowers or inflorescence should help


I imagine if that looks like Broussonetia papyrifera!!


I think you may be right … We had similar but mature tree uploaded by …



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broussonita papyrifera : Attachments (5). 8 posts by 6 authors.

broussonita papyrifera or paper mulberry

may and june, in chandigarh


Is it edible.


I believe they are rather sweet, but difficult to keep as the fruits are rather fragile


Very good catch. Broussonetia papyrifera from Moraceae.



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Broussonetia papyrifera : (mixed thread): 1 correct image.
I shall be grateful if any of the learned list members could tell me the name of this tree which grows faster than even poplar.


This tree is ‘Paper Mulberry’ (Broussonetia papyrifera), usually seen planted along road sides.

It is now considered an invasive species, as it spreads quickly from seeds and root suckers.


Yes Broussonetia papyrifera



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Requesting ID of this tree : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Requesting identification of the tree, an image of which is attached. I saw this one, for the first time, near the Hebbal fly-over in Bengaluru.


Its fruiting of Broussonetia papyrifera (Paper Mulberry) !!


Yes. Broussonetia papyrifera


Thank you … I am not a botanist but a retired man, still a student of Physics. Passionately in love with nature especially plants.



Bangalore – 27/06/2014


Lovely capture …



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TSP-JAN2016-06-06: Images of Broussonetia papyrifera : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Broussonetia papyrifera (Moraceae 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: wild, possibly an escape 

Sighting: Bangalore, Karnataka, about 800 msl 

Date: 16-06-2014 and 22-07-2015


Beautiful pictures. I have seen in Lalbagh, Bangalore.


Very good photos. There are many trees near Agriculture college/Fergusson road Pune. This red flowers are difficult to find though.

Male female flowers are different. I think these are males. Please correct me if wrong.


Nice images of female heads with flowers. Male flowers are in hanging spikes. This fast growing tree has naturalized here in Uttarakhand.
Well known for “Tapa Cloth



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Identification confirmation
2 images.
Date/Time- 25 FEB 2021, 18:20
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Agara Lake, HSR layout, Bengaluru 12.92 N 77.64 E
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length- 4 m.
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-Shape variable Ovate to deeply lobed.
Inflorescence Type/ Size- Male catkin 15 cm. long.
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- White
My guess: Broussonetia papyrifera (Male Tree), Paper Mulberry


I guess ID looks matching !


I too agree with you


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Broussonetia papyrifera: 1 image.
Location: Rajouri j and k
Date:3-04-2019


Though the leaves resemble the pictures in the NET it is difficult to confirm unless flowers are seen.


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Dhanore, Rajouri, j and k Date:23-05-2021 Habit: Tree: 1 high res. image.


Not too sure, but it may be Broussonetia papyrifera..


I too agree with you Nidhan JI for the suggested ID …



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