Δέντρο της Αμερικής, το ξύλο του χρησιμοποιούσαν οι Ινδιάνοι για τα βέλη του και ήρθε στην Ευρώπη μετά τις ανακαλύψεις. Στην Ελλάδα και Κυπρο απαντάται σπάνια.
Maclura pomifera, commonly called Osage orange, hedge apple, horse apple, monkey ball, bois d'arc, bodark, or bodock is a small deciduous tree or large shrub, typically growing to 8–15 metres (26–49 ft) tall. It is dioecious, with male and female flowers on different plants. The fruit, from a multiple fruit family, is roughly spherical, but bumpy, and 7.6–15.2 centimetres (3–6 in) in diameter. It is filled with a sticky white latex. In fall, its color turns a bright yellow-green. Despite the name "Osage orange," it is not closely related to the orange.