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 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
pomifera (Raf.) C.K.Schneid.

Other sources of information about Maclura:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Maclura
Flora of Mozambique: Maclura
Flora of Zambia: Maclura
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Maclura.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=467, retrieved 26 September 2020

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