Maclura cochinchinensis

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Maclura cochinchinensis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Maclura
M. cochinchinensis
Binomial name
Maclura cochinchinensis

Maclura cochinchinensis, commonly known as cockspur thorn, is a species of vine or scrambling shrub in the family Moraceae. The native range extends from China, through Malesia and into Queensland and northern New South Wales.[1] The species inhabits various types of tropical forest: most commonly in monsoon forests.[2] The globular, yellow or orange fruit are sweet and edible and were a traditional food source for Australian Aborigines.[3]


  1. ^ "Maclura cochinchinensis (Lour.) Corner". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 16 Mar 2013.
  2. ^ F.A.Zich; B.P.M.Hyland; T.Whiffen; R.A.Kerrigan (2020). "Maclura cochinchinensis". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 8 (RFK8). Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR), Australian Government. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  3. ^ Cribb, A.B. & Cribb, J.W. (1975) Wild Food in Australia. Sydney: Collins