Maclura

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Dioecious scrambling shrubs or small trees with axillary spines. Leaves alternate, entire, petiolate; glands absent. Inflorescence usually capitate, axillary. Male flowers with 4(–5) free tepals; stamens 4(–5). Female flowers with 4 free or basally fused tepals; ovary free or embedded in sockets in the fleshy receptacle; style simple or bifid. Fruit a drupe, many together, forming a syncarp, enveloped by fleshy perianth and exocarp.   

12 species, mainly from tropical regions in America, Africa, Asia and Australia, 1 native and 1 naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-02-24
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Moraceae
Higher taxa
genus Maclura
Subordinate taxa