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Common name: native celtis, investigator tree
Celtis paniculata (Endl.) Planch. APNI*
Description: Small to medium-sized evergreen tree.
Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 5–10 cm long, 2–4.5 cm wide, apex acute, margins entire, both surfaces glabrous and dull green, numerous translucent dots visible; usually 3-veined from near base, venation more distinct on lower surface; petiole 3–6 mm long.
Inflorescence a many-flowered panicle, either male or female. Perianth < 2 mm long.
Drupe ovoid, c. 10 mm diam., black; ripe Aug.-Mar.
Distribution and occurrence: In dry, subtropical and especially littoral rainforest; coastal areas north from Kiama district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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