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An individual instance of Maclura pomifera (osage orange)
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This Osage orange tree between the iron fence and the east side of Calhoun Hall is the largest on campus. It makes the Top 30 list mostly because of its large diameter of 124 cm (49 in.). It's "only" 17 m (56 ft.) tall - about half the height of our tallest oaks. This tree was featured on pg. 22 of The Trees of Vanderbilt.

Osage oranges have several distinctive features. Perhaps the most noticeable feature of this particular tree is the orange inner bark that shows through where the bark is cracked. You won't see the strange lumpy green fruits under this tree, however, since it's a male.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-411.

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Maclura pomifera

(Raf.) C.K. Schneid.

sec. 1993

common name: osage orange
family: Moraceae
Identified 2006-09-06 by Steven J. Baskauf

Maclura pomifera

(Raf.) C.K. Schneid.

sec. Vanderbilt 1994

common name: osage orange
family: Moraceae
Identified 1994 by Robert Kral


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
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Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
bark - of a large tree
bark - of a large tree
bark - of a large tree
bark - of a large tree 1993 =

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

Vanderbilt 1994 =

Vanderbilt University, 1994. The Trees of Vanderbilt: Seven Walks Through the Vanderbilt University Arboretum. Office of Publications and Design, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US.

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