From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maclura pomifera2.jpg
M. pomifera foliage and fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Maclureae
Genus: Maclura

See text

Maclura is a genus of flowering plants in the mulberry family, Moraceae. It includes the inedible Osage-orange, which is used as mosquito repellent and grown throughout the United States as a hedging plant.[2]



The genus is named in honor of William Maclure (1763-1840), a Scottish-born American geologist and educational reformer. President of the American Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia for 22 years. Maclure made major contributions to his field, including the first true geological map of any part of North America, and was a strong advocate of universal education, especially for women.

Formerly placed here[edit]


  1. ^ "Maclura Nutt.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ Burton, J D. "Osage-Orange". Silvics of North America Volume 2: Hardwoods. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Maclura at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Maclura at Wikispecies