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This page has been created for people who want to learn more about plants, especially in the context of their taxonomy (Latin names, etc.). This is by no means an exhaustive list of all available Web resources for a particular genus.
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This month's genus:


Subclass: Dicotyledoneae
Superorder: Dilleniidae
Order: Urticales
Family: Moraceae
Number of Species: around 5
Root: Named after the French nautralist Broussonet (Source)

Plants in the genus Broussonetia are trees or shrubs native to Asia. While species have been planted all over the world for ornamental or economic purposes, at least one species (B. papyrifera, Paper Mulberry) has become naturalized and has shown the potential to become invasive.

Here are a few links to images and descriptions of different Broussonetia species:


  1. Heywood, V.H., ed. Flowering Plants of the World. New York, Oxford University Press: 1993.

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