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Celtis australis
NETTLE-TREE

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Family: CannabaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: HEMP FAMILY
Habit: Tree, shrub, or erect or twining perennial herb; dioecious or flowers staminate and bisexual, wind-pollinated; epidermis with stiff hairs, glandular or not; sap watery. Leaf: petioled; simple, unlobed or palmately lobed or compound, all alternate or lower opposite. Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, unisexual or with both male and bisexual flowers. Flower: perianth parts 4--6, free or fused; stamens 0 or 4--6; ovary 0 or 1, superior, chamber 1, ovule 1, style 1, short, stigmas 2, slender, plumose. Fruit: drupe or achene, occasionally +- enclosed in persistent perianth.
Genera In Family: 11 genera, +- 100 species: temperate, tropical areas worldwide.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: CeltisView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: HACKBERRY
Habit: Tree or shrub, deciduous; hairs unbranched. Leaf: alternate, simple, unlobed, 3-veined from base. Flower: staminate flowers in axils at base of new growth, 1 or clustered; bisexual flowers 1, in axils, perianth not persistent. Fruit: drupe.
Species In Genus: +- 60 species: widespread, tropics and northern temperate. Etymology: (Latin name for the lotus of Homer) Note: Leaves on vigorous stems may be abnormally large, and (in Celtis reticulata) differently shaped.

Celtis australis L.
NATURALIZED
Habit: Tree to 20(25) m. Leaf: blade 70--110 mm, 30--50 mm wide, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate or lance-ovate, tip slender, long-acuminate, flexible, margins serrate, upper surface smooth, abaxially soft-hairy, major veins raised. Fruit: 10--12 mm diam, dark purple-brown (to black); pedicel 11--31 mm.
Ecology: Riparian woodland; Elevation: 15--500 m. Bioregional Distribution: ScV, SCo; Distribution Outside California: southern Europe, southwestern Asia. Flowering Time: Mar
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore
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Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore 2016. Celtis australis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=82306, accessed on April 29, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.


Geographic subdivisions for Celtis australis:
ScV, SCo;
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