Taxon  Report   5278    
Maclura pomifera  (Raf.) C. K. Schneid.
Osage orange
Maclura pomifera
© 2002 John White
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Maclura pomifera
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Maclura pomifera
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Maclura pomifera, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Maclura pomifera
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Family: MORACEAE  
Genus: Maclura
Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ioxylon pomiferum
PLANTS: Toxylon pomiferum
More information about  Maclura pomifera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).