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


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 3.8%

Tangential (width): 5.6%,

Volumetric (total): 9.2%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.5


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 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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