Silky Celtis (species: Celtis paniculata) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Celtis paniculata
Silky Celtis


©Anne Hoggett: Leaves and fruits of Celtis paniculata at Lizard Island Research Station, Feb 2018.

©Anne Hoggett: Leaves and fruits of Celtis paniculata at Lizard Island Research Station, Feb 2018.

©Anne Hoggett: Celtis paniculata near the workshop at LIRS, in flower Oct 2018.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Rosales
Family Cannabaceae
Genus Celtis
Species Celtis paniculata

Colours

                   

Distinguishing features

Petioles are channeled on the upper surface. Leaves alternate. Leaf venation is distinctive: two main lateral veins develop from the petiole, not from the midvein on the blade. Leaves can look very smooth with lateral veins barely discernable on the upper surface. Flowers from late September, fruits present in early January.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Moderately abundant along the vehicle track between LIRS and airstrip.

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Cribb, A.B. and J.W. Cribb (1985). Plant life of the Great Barrier Reef and adjacent shores University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Other references

  • De Sloover, J.R. and S. LiĆ©geois (1997). Eagle Island, flora and vegetation (Queensland, Australia), Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg./ Bull. Nat. Plantentuin Belg., 66: 347-383. LIRS catalog number 526.