Trees by Genus

Genus 'Maclura'

Maclura pomifera

Maclura pomifera (Osage Orange)

Maclura pomifera

Native: South and central United States, Arkansas, Oklahoma south to Texas

Location: Cultivated as hedging around the Mississippi, and as an ornamental in eastern states and sometimes in Europe.

Uses

Bark has been used for tanning leather, but also yields a yellow dye.

Flowers

Maclura pomifera

Male and female flowers are on separate trees. They open in June, males about 1.5-2.5cm across, females with a shorter stalk but about the same size and green.

Fruits

Maclura pomifera

Fruit is large, about 7.5-12.5 across and very heavy, ripening yellow and falling in November. When broken it exudes a white milky sap.