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Maclura pomifera


Fell from tree. Solid, heavy, with clusters. Leaking white resin. Smelled vaguely citrus or like cucumbers.


Seen throughout the united states. It's originally from Texas and arkansas area, but has been widely naturalized throughout the U.S and parts of Canada.


Also known as horse apples or hedge apples. : ) it's a small deciduous tree or large shrub and it is dioecious with male and female flowers on different plants.

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It's a white resin that is excreted from the fruit.

BluberryLiLi 12 years ago

What's that white stuff?

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 23, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012

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