Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

Pipturis argenteus

White Mulberry

Urticaceae

Pipturis argenteus

 

Form and Size: A small tree to 6m high

Distribution:  Rainforests of Qld and NSW

Leaves:  Broadly lance-shaped, whitish beneath, margins toothed, to 12cm long x 5cm wide

Flowers: Inconspicuous. Male and female flowers on separate plants

Fruit:  White, fleshy, mulberry-like, very sweet

Cultivation/Notes:  Propagate from cuttings
The fruit are edible and eagerly sought after by many birds
It is a foodplant of the White Nymph butterfly