Maclura

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Maclura' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/maclura/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

Family

  • Moraceae

Species in genus

Glossary

compound
Made up or consisting of two or more similar parts (e.g. a compound leaf is a leaf with several leaflets).
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Maclura' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/maclura/). Accessed 2021-11-30.

A genus of one North American species allied to Morus (mulberry), Broussonetia, and Cudrania, but easily distinguished from these by its unlobed and untoothed leaves. Male flowers in dense clusters or more rarely in racemes. Female flowers in dense globose clusters developing into a compound fruit, which is pitted and covered with a rind. A bigeneric hybrid with Cudrania has been recorded.

Named in honour of William Maclure, an American geologist.

From the Supplement (Vol.V)

The example of M. pomifera at Kew measures 58 × 712 ft (1984).