Pipturus argenteus: Australian Mulberry

Pipturus argenteus is a tree shrub to 6m, fast growing screen plant where it has access to water. It has very soft stems, easy to break but will recover. Leaves are elliptical with finely toothed margins, mid to deep green above and silvery underneath due to a dense covering of white hairs.


Flowers are white in small clusters, male and female flowers on separate plants. The small, soft mulberry like fruit up to 6mm in diameter is eaten as bush tucker. It is sweet, but variable in taste.


Photos: DFNP, Singapore 20120514


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