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Table 1 Distribution of Broussonetia papyrifera in selected literatures

From: Molecular recircumscription of Broussonetia (Moraceae) and the identity and taxonomic status of B. kaempferi var. australis

Kanehira (1936) Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Pacific islands, China, Japan
Chûjô (1950) Japan, Korea, China, Ryukyus, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Malay, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, SW Pacific islands, Europe, North America, Australia
Liu (1962) Taiwan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Pacific islands, Japan, China
Li (1963) Taiwan, Indo-Malaysia, China, Japan to the Pacific islands, Taiwan
Ohwi (1965) Cultivated for making paper in Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu); Ryukyus, Formosa, China, Malaysia
Liu and Liao (1976) China, Japan, the Pacific Islands, Malaysia, Thailand and India
Kitamura and Murata (1980) Central and southern China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Malaysia, Pacific Islands
Yamazaki (1982) S. China, Taiwan, Indochina, Thailand, Burma and Malaysia. Cultivated in Japan
Yamazaki (1989) Central and southern China, Indochina, Malaysia
Liao (1991, 1996) Taiwan, Southern China, Japan, the Pacific Islands, Indochina, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma and India
Liu et al. (1994), Lu et al. (2006) Central and southern China, Taiwan, Japan, Malay, Pacific islands
Matthews (1996) Japan, Korea, northern, central, and southern China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, India (Sikkim), islands Southeast Asia (excluding the Philippines and Borneo), Melanesia, and Polynesia islands
Florence (1997) Native to China and Japan, widely cultivated in South East Asia, Malaysia and the Pacific
Shimabuku (1997) Cultivated and escaped in Ryukyus. China, Taiwan, Indochina, Malaysia
Chang et al. (1998) Distributed throughout China from the north to south, also in Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, wild or cultivated
Cao (2000) China (Gansu, Shananxi, Shanxi, Henan, Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan, Xizang), Taiwan
Barker (2002) East Asia, in China, Japan, and Korea
Zhou and Gilbert (2003) China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sikkim, Thailand, Vietnam; Pacific Islands
Berg et al. (2006) India (Assam), China (incl. Taiwan), Indochina, Japan (introduced in the Ryukyu Islands), Myanmar, Thailand, Polynesia; in Malesia: introduced in Sumatra, Java, Philippines, Celebes, Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores, Timor, Alor, Wetar), Moluccas, New Guinea
Okamoto (2006) Japan (cultivated and naturalized), Taiwan, S. China, Indochina, India, the Malesian region and Pacific islands
Whistler and Elevitch (2006) Native to Japan and Taiwan; an ancient introduction to many Pacific islands as far east as Hawai‘i
Yun and Kim (2009) Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
LaFrankie (2010) China, Japan, naturally occurring as far south as Myanmar and Thailand, cultivated in Java, not found either in Malay or Borneo