Tapa, a sort of papery cloth, is made from the bark of the paper mulberry.
The paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera) has the male and female flowers on different plants.
The native cloth (masi) is beaten out from the bark of the paper mulberry cultivated for the purpose.
The most interesting part of the paper mulberry is its bark, which is used in the manufacture of paper both in China and Japan.
The paper mulberry is also a well-known fibre; while a third species particularly valuable for thin papers is the Gampi.
The house at the end of the lane could be glimpsed through its grove of locusts, paper mulberry and towering ailanthus.
The paper mulberry is so called because in China and Japan--of which it is a native--its bark is manufactured into paper.