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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1043. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: RUBINA AKHTER
General/Distribution: A genus of about 80 species distributed in the northern hemisphere and South Africa. Represented in Pakistan by 3 species.


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Trees or shrubs with smooth grey bark. Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate, 3-nerved with unequal bases. Stipules narrow linear, caducous. Flowers unisexual, bisexual or polygamous in axillary or lateral clusters on branches of current season. Male flowers: in axillary or lateral cymes, fertile flowers solitary. Perianth 4 or 5, imbricate, deciduous. Stamens 4-5, filaments short, erect, surrounding a hairy disc. Ovary sessile on a hairy disc, style central, 2-fid, plumose. Fruit a small ovoid or globose drupe, endocarp hard and stony, smooth or rugose.

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1 Ovary and young drupes glabrous, seated on hairy disc (2)
+ Ovary and young drupes densely pubescent 2 Celtis eriocarpa
2 (1) Leaf margin ± subentire, under surface yellowish-green or brownish, coriaceous 3 Celtis tetrandra
+ Leaf margin sharply serrate, under surface shining green, not coriaceous 1 Celtis caucasica
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