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|Family: Moraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Maclura||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Maclura pomifera (Raf.) C.K. Schneid.
Habit: Plant to 20 m; thorns to 3 cm. Leaf: petiole 1--4 cm; blade 3--14 cm, ovate to lance-oblong, dark green, sparsely soft-hairy. Fruit: 9--15 cm diam, yellow-green, densely irregularly warty.
Ecology: Streambanks, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 440 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, SCo, WTR; Distribution Outside California: native to south-central United States. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Widely planted; fruit inedible. Much less thorny with age.
Unabridged Note: Fruits fall unripe with the seeds still immature, the fruit then ripening on the ground and the seed maturing over the next several months.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Maclura
Next taxon: Morus
Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Maclura pomifera, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32435, accessed on December 08, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 08, 2016.