Wild plants in and around Shimane 島根とその周辺の野生植物




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Moraceae / Kuwaka


The other species in the genus Broussonetia:

Broussonetia kazinoki / Himekouzo
Broussonetia kazinoki x B. papyrifera / Kouzo
Broussonetia papyrifera / Kajinoki


Broussonetia papyrifera / Kajinoki カジノキ

Broussonetia papyrifera, a deciduous tree, has long been cultivating materials for traditional Japanese paper and grows wild in fields and mountains, with gray-brown barks and yellow-brown lenticels. Current branches have dense velvety hairs on them. Leaves are opposite; blades measure 10-20cm long, 7-14cm wide, ovate, right-side and left-side irregular, varying from no cuts to 3-5 deep cuts, with obtuse serrations on margins. Surfaces have sparse short hairs and backsides dense velvety hairs. Flowers are dioecious; male inflorescence and female ones occur from the new branch's axils. Fruit (multiple) is spherical, 2-3cm in diameter, matures in orange-red in July-August. Bloom time: May-June.




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