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Celtis australis L.
Family Cannabaceae
Celtis australis L. APNI*

Description: Medium-sized deciduous tree.

Leaves ± lanceolate, 4–10 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, base asymmetric, margins finely toothed, upper surface scabrous, lower surface pubescent with veins prominent, fawnish, distinctly hairy, usually 3–5-veined from base; petiole 8–15 mm long.

Inflorescences few-flowered.

Drupe globose, c. 10 mm diam., brown to black when ripe, stalk c. 30 mm long.


Distribution and occurrence: Often cultivated, rarely naturalised, chiefly in southern districts. Native of Afr., Medit., & Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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