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Female flower at top, male below. Copyright G. Sankowsky
Leaf and inflorescence. Copyright G. Sankowsky
Male flower. Copyright G. Sankowsky
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Celtis timorensis Span.
Spanoghe, J.B. (1841) Linnaea 15: 343. Type: Timor.
Blaze quite hard to cut, consisting of dark brown, horny layers and much softer thin cream layers.
Male inflorescence racemose, about 5-20-flowered, each flower about 2 mm diam. Stigmatic arms entire in the female flowers. Hermaphrodite flowers borne in mixed inflorescences containing about 4-7 flowers, each flower about 2-3 mm diam.
Cotyledons about 10-15 x 10-12 mm, apex divided into two large, usually acute, lobes. First pair of leaves ovate, 3-veined at the base. Margin with 4 or 5 teeth on each side. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- ovate, apex acuminate, base cordate; midrib sparsely pubescent on the underside; stipules filiform, pubescent, persisting after each leaf matures.
Distribution and Ecology