Celtis sinensis Pers.

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Celtis sinensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Celtis sinensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Celtis sinensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Celtis bodinieri H. Lév.
Common names: Chinese hackberry (English)
Status: Cultivated and rarely naturalised
Deciduous tree, to 20 m tall. Bark grey. Leaves: petiole 3-10 mm; lamina 3-10 × 3.5-6 cm, ovate to ovate-elliptic, thickly papery, inconspicuously puberulent above when young, with hairs scattered on major veins and sometimes tufted in vein axils with age beneath; base ± symmetric to moderately oblique; margin subentire to crenate on apical half. Flowers fascicled in leaf axils and stem bases. Drupe ± globose, 5-7(-8) mm in diameter Stone white, ± globose, reticulately foveolate, ribbed.
Derivation of specific name: sinensis: from China, Chinese
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Worldwide distribution: China, Taiwan and Japan
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Henderson, L. (2001). Alien weeds and invasive plants Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 12. Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa. Page 168.

Various authors (2008). efloras.org Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Celtis sinensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Celtis sinensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Celtis sinensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Celtis sinensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Celtis sinensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Celtis sinensis
Plants of the World Online: Celtis sinensis
Tropicos: Celtis sinensis
Wikipedia: Celtis sinensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Celtis sinensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=229200, retrieved 18 June 2024

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