Celtis paniculata —Native Celtis—Cannabaceae

Celtis paniculata

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Habitat— In Dry, Subtropical and especially Littoral rainforest; coastal areas.

Distribution—North from Kiama district in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Small to medium—sized evergreen tree.

Local occurrences

Black Head, Cape Hawke, Charlotte Head, Coocumbac Island, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Park and Marina, Little Street, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, The Islands, Tonie's Gully, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, margins entire, fine translucent dots, 3—veined in base half, stipules present at apical nodes, elliptic to lanceolate, 5 to 10 cm long, 2 to 4.5 cm wide, apex acute, both surfaces glabrous and dull green, numerous translucent dots visible; usually 3—veined from near base, venation more distinct on lower surface; petiole 3 to 6 mm long.

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Inflorescence— A many—flowered panicle, either male or female. Perianth < 2 mm long.

Flowering.—November to December.

Fruit—Drupe ovoid, c. 10 mm diam., black.

Ripe.—August to March

Celtis paniculata