• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Maclura Nutt.

  • Description

    Genus Description - Dioecious; staminate fls numerous in loose, globose to oblong, peduncled axillary heads, with 4-parted cal and 4 stamens; pistillate fls coherent in dense, globose, axillary heads, the 4-lobed cal closely surrounding the ovary, the style filiform and elongate; fr a hard, globose syncarp, composed of the enlarged common receptacle and calyces, completely concealing the achenes; trees, usually thorny, with alternate, entire lvs. 11, mainly warm reg.

  • Common Names