Osage Orange

Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)

 

Common names: Horse Apple, Hedge Apple, Bois d’arc

 

 

Distribution : South-central United States

 

 

Color/appearance : Heartwood is golden to  bright yellow, which inevitably ages to a darker medium brown with time.

 

 

Janka hardness: 2620 lbf

 

 

Density: 4.5 lbf

 

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Sap has been reported to cause dermatitis.

 

 

Sustainability: CITES: no  IUCN: no

 

 

Common Uses: Fence posts, dye, archery bows,musical instruments, turnings, and other small specialty wood items.

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