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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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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Maclura
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Maclura
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Maclura
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Maclura
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Maclura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Maclura
JSTOR Plant Science: Maclura
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Maclura
Plants of the World Online: Maclura
Tropicos: Maclura
Wikipedia: Maclura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Maclura.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=467, retrieved 18 May 2024

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