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My friend asked me whether I recognize the fruit in the picture and I don't what it is. Does anyone recognize it?

The picture of the fruit

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  • Its not a fruit and dont try to eat it unless you want to get very sick.
    – JonH
    Commented Nov 30, 2020 at 22:27

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Osage orange , ( maclura pomifera ) not a fruit but a seed pod. Common in hedge rows in south central US. Other names hedge apple and bodark. Not a "large" tree. The wood has been used to make wood long bows.

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    I find it interesting that the fruit was meant to be eaten by ground sloths. Here's an interesting read on that and other "megafauna" trees: americanforests.org/magazine/article/…
    – Jurp
    Commented Nov 30, 2020 at 17:12
  • Now primarily eaten by lawnmowers.
    – csk
    Commented Nov 30, 2020 at 20:50

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