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
Evergreen forests
Indo-Malesia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

 

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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


Celtis sp.


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.

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