Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4003

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Piedmont (rare elesewhere), an endemic

Look for it in glades, woodlands, forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
Functionally unisexual
5-6 lobed calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Pinkish-orange
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Celtis smallii   FAMILY Cannabaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Celtis laevigata   FAMILY Ulmaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 056-03-001?:
Celtis laevigata   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Celtis smallii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Celtis laevigata var. smallii

 

COMMON NAME:
Small's Hackberry


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picture of Celtis laevigata, image of Celtis smallii

JK Marlow    jkm160326_143

March    Laurens County    SC

Pistillate flowers in the axils of emerging leaves toward tips of twigs, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

picture of Celtis laevigata, image of Celtis smallii

JK Marlow    jkm160326_145b

March    Laurens County    SC

picture of Celtis laevigata, image of Celtis smallii

JK Marlow    jkm140528_237b

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Celtis laevigata, image of Celtis smallii

JK Marlow    jkm140922_869

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Margins of leaves subtending fruits have 2-15 teeth 1-2mm long on each side, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Celtis laevigata, image of Celtis smallii

JK Marlow    jkm140930_008

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail