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Osage orange
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Foliage and multiple fruit
Scientific classification
Genus:
Maclura
Species:
pomifera
Synonyms
  • 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.

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", it is not related to the orange. It is a member of the mulberry family, Moraceae.

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