Common name: Japanese hackberry
Celtis sinensis Pers. APNI*
Description: Tree to 15 m high, bark grey and smooth.
Leaves ovate to broad-ovate, 4.5–9 cm long, 3–4.5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base oblique, margins toothed in upper half of leaf, upper surface ( smooth and glabrous, lower surface almost glabrous, except for some hairs along midvein; petiole 5–6 mm long.
Drupe globose, 7–8 mm long, green at first becoming orange; 1 or 2, on peduncle c. 10 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of China, Korea and Japan. Widespread weed in coastal areas, especially around rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, ?CC, *NT
Other Australian states: *Qld
Declared Noxious Weed
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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