Giant yellow mulberry

Myrianthus arboreus


The Giant Yellow Mulberry (Myrianthus arboreus) is a plant native to Central and West Africa. It is a large tree, growing up to 50 feet in height. The leaves are broad and oval-shaped, with a pointed tip. The flowers are small and yellow, arranged in clusters along the branches. The fruit is a large, yellow mulberry.

In terms of growing conditions, the Giant Yellow Mulberry prefers a warm, humid climate. It is not winter hardy, so it will need to be protected or brought indoors during colder months. It is a fast-growing plant, so it will need regular pruning to maintain its shape.

The edible parts of the Giant Yellow Mulberry are the leaves and fruit. The leaves can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable, and the fruit can be eaten fresh or used in preserves. The fruit is high in vitamins and minerals, and it is a good source of dietary fiber.

In terms of uses, the Giant Yellow Mulberry has a number of medicinal properties. The leaves and bark are used to treat a variety of ailments, including stomachache, fever, and diarrhea. The fruit is also used as a natural laxative. In addition to its medicinal uses, the plant is valued for its ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, making it a valuable addition to any garden or farm.

In terms of wildlife, the Giant Yellow Mulberry is a popular food source for birds and mammals. The fruit is particularly attractive to birds, and the tree provides valuable shelter and nesting sites.


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