Maclura pomifera

species of plant
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Maclura pomifera (commonly known as the Osage orange) is a small deciduous tree or large shrub. It usually grows to a height of 8 to 15 metres (30–50 ft). Despite the name "Osage orange",[3] it is not related to the orange.[4] It is a member of the mulberry family, Moraceae.[5]

Osage orange
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Foliage and multiple fruit
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Maclura
Species:
M. pomifera
Binomial name
Maclura pomifera
(Raf.) Schneid.
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Ioxylon pomiferum Raf.
  • Joxylon pomiferum Raf.
  • Maclura aurantiaca Nutt.
  • Maclura pomifera var. inermis C.K.Schneid.
  • Toxylon aurantiacum (Nutt.) Raf.
  • Toxylon maclura Raf.
  • Toxylon pomiferum Raf.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tropicos". Tropicos. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  2. "The Plant List". The Plant List. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  3. Wynia, Richard L (March 2011). "Plant fact sheet: Osage orange, Maclura pomifera (Rafin.)" (PDF). US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  4. Jesse, Laura; Lewis, Donald (October 24, 2014). "Hedge Apples for Home Pest Control?". Horticulture & Home Pest News. Iowa State University of Science and Technology. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  5. Wayman, Dave (March 1985). "The Osage Orange Tree: Useful and Historically Significant". Mother Earth News. Retrieved January 29, 2016.