Celtis tournefortii

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Celtis tournefortii Lam.

Ulmaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: stalkless clusters

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Urticanae
Ordo:
Urticales
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Celtis tournefortii is a tree.

Contents

Naming

Celtis tournefortii was described by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck in 1797. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Celtis tournefortii is a species in the genus Celtis which contains approximately 80 to 114 species and belongs to the family of the Ulmaceae (Elm Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 5 to 9 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Celtis tournefortii is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate, dentate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Celtis tournefortii produces stalkless clusters of light-green five-stellate flowers in April.

The trees produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Celtis tournefortii is native to Sicily and Malta, the Balkan Peninsula, the Crimean Peninsula, Turkey, northern Iraq and northern Iran.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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