Allaeanthus glaber Warb.
Allaeanthus luzonicus (Blanco) Fern.-Vill.
Broussonetia luzoniensis Blanco
Morus luzonica Blanco
Broussonetia luzonica is a deciduous tree usually growing up to 10 metres tall with reports of specimens up to 30 metres. The bole up to 60cm in diameter[345 451].
The tree is harvested from the wild as a local source of food and fibre. The plant is sometimes cultivated around villages[
Southeast Asia - Philippines, Celebes.
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Young leaves and flowers - raw or cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
A fibre is obtained from the bark[
]. The crude bast shows great variations in colour and size. Rope made from it is very weak, with a tensile strength of 231 kilos per square centimetre - wetting increased the strength by 10%[
]. This rope is said to be more durable than the average during the wet season[
]. (This report was for Allaeanthus glaber, a species we believe to be a synonym of B. Luzonicus[
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