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Osage Orange

Maclura pomifera

Description:

Gren in color is a big size fruit, roughly spherical and bumpy.

Habitat:

Spotted at Central Park, New York.

Notes:

Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Tracheophytes Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Clade: Rosids Order: Rosales Family: Moraceae Genus: Maclura Species: M. pomifera

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2 Comments

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment Neil, I was also surprised to see many of these fruits on the floor coming from a quite big tree in the west edge of the park

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 weeks ago

Nice spotting, Jordi. I've never seen or heard of this species before. I like the term and concept "ghost of evolution" mentioned in Wikipedia.

JordiPrats
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JordiPrats

New York, New York, United States

Spotted on Jan 3, 2021
Submitted on Mar 14, 2021

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