1918.000 Maclura Nutt. - Osage-oranges

Description of the genus

Dioecious spiny, scrambling shrubs or small trees. Leaves spiral; stipules lateral. Inflorescences axillary, spherical-capitate with yellow glands on tepals and bracts. Tepals 4. Stamens 4. Stigmas 1-2. Fruiting perianth enlarged, fleshy, yellow to orange.

Derivation of name: After William Maclure (1763-1840), an American geologist

Worldwide: 12 species from Indomalesia to Australia, Africa and America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Maclura africana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana (Bureau) CornerN,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Maclura:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Maclura
Flora of Mozambique: Maclura
Flora of Zambia: Maclura
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Maclura

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Maclura
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Maclura
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Maclura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Maclura
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Maclura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Maclura.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=467, retrieved 25 June 2016

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