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

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Maclura:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Maclura.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=467, retrieved 5 February 2023

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