Celtis timorensis Span. (syn: Celtis cinnamomea Lindl.; Celtis crenato-serrata Merr.; Celtis dysodoxylon Thw.; Celtis hamata Bl.; Celtis reticulosa Miq.; Celtis waitzii Bl.; Sponia pendula Span.; Sponia rigida Zoll. ex Planch. (ambiguous synonym));
Christmas Isl. (Austr.), Nepal, Laos, Vietnam, India (Silhet), Malaysia, Sri
Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, C-Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Flores, Timor),
N-Borneo, Philippines (Luzon), Andamans (Middle Andamans, South Andamans),
Nicobars (North Nicobars, Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.), Myanmar
[Burma] (Bago, Kachin, Sagaing), China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou,
Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan), SE-Tibet as per Catalogue of Life;
Trees, to 15 m high, bark pale green, covered with small lenticels; young parts pubescent; branchlets angular. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules lateral, lanceolate-subulate, cauducous; petiole 3-5 mm long, slender; lamina 8-13 x 3-5.8 cm, oblong,, ovate, lanceolate, oblong-ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute, cuneate or oblique; apex acuminate, margin entire or serrate along the upper half, chartaceous or subcoriaceous; glabrous above, ferrugineous pubescent beneath; 3-ribbed from base, prominent; lateral nerves 1-2 pairs, pinnate, puberulous, faint, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers polygamous, 3-5 mm across; male flowers in short axillary racemose cymes; female flowers in more slender axillary cymes; tepals 4-5, linear, incurved, 1.7 mm, ciliate, acute; stamens 4-5, inserted round a wooly torus; filaments 1 mm; ovary 1 mm, superior, sessile, ellipsoid, 1-celled; style 4 mm. Fruit a drupe, 15 mm across, ovoid, narrowed towards tip, black.
Flowering and fruiting: January-March
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
tree for id. 180110Mk1 : Attachments (3). 8 posts by 7 authors.
Please help to id this medium sized tree found commonly in the deciduous forests of Satyamangalam RF in TN.
Leaves are 3-nerved and alternate; mature fruits orange in colour and fruit size not exceeding 1.5cm across.
Date: 08 Jan 2010
I don’t know, but foliage shape and veination suggests Zizyphus or some other Rhamnaceae.
… Ken’s hint tempts me to suggest Ziziphus caracutta (a small tree) … not sure of fruit colour … think it ripens to black, in Tamil lnown as கொட்டையிலந்தை kottai-y-ilantai
Could be Zizyphus caracutta
This appears to be close to Ziziphus incurva Roxb. as per images and details herein.
It is Celtis sp. Never to be a species of Ziziphus.
Thanks, …, I checked up. It does not match with images of Celtis, as per images herein.
Pl. have a look at images and details at Ziziphus incurva
Thanks, …, May be we have to look for other Celtis species, not available in efi site so far, found in the region as per fruits in another thread.
It may be Celtis timorensis as per details at