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Fruit of osage orange (Maclura pomifera)

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Fruit of osage orange (Maclura pomifera)

Object description

Osage orange (Maclura pomifera) is native to the midwestern and southeastern United States. This species is also known as the hedge apple because it was planted in thicket-like hedge rows before the advent of barbed wire fences. The fruit is neither an orange nor an apple, although it approaches the size of those fruits. Like the breadfruit and jackfruit, it is a true multiple fruit composed of numerous separate ovaries, each arising from a separate female flower. In fact, the bumpy surface of t...

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Author(s) / Publisher

Zeynel Cebeci


Forestry Related


mulberry, osage orange, maclura pomifera

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Typical age range

Undergraduate (18-21)

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This resource is licensed under the license(CC-BY-NC-ND) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported

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