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Bois D'Arc tree

Maclura pomifera

Description:

Three photos.This deciduous tree, which is sometimes called a horse apple tree, is approxiamely 30 feet tall. It is easily recognized in the fall because of it fruit. The fruit, is roughly spherical, but bumpy, and 3-5 inches in diameter (see photo 2). It is filled with a sticky white latex sap. Although it is not strongly poisonous, eating it may cause vomiting. However, the seeds of the fruit are edible. The fruit is sometimes torn apart by squirrels to get at the seeds. Season old fruit is shown in photo 3.

Habitat:

The tree is native to southwestern Arkansas, southeastern Oklahoma, and Texas and it generally found in river valleys.


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Dallas, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.93, Long: -96.85

Spotted on Nov 30, 2011
Submitted on Jan 17, 2012

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