Celtis tenuifolia Nutt.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Celtis tenuifolia Nutt.

  • Description

    Species Description - Shrub or small, irregularly and compactly branched tree to 5 m (rarely more); lvs firm, dark green above, paler beneath, ovate or broadly ovate to deltoid, mostly 3–6 cm, entire or with a few low teeth above the middle, scabrous and impressed-veiny above, pubescent beneath and on the petiole, only slightly cordate at the oblique to nearly symmetrical base; major areoles mostly 3–5 on each side, style tardily deciduous; fr subglobose, 5–9 mm, salmon-colored, insipid, on a pedicel 3–6 mm that is to about as long as the subtending petiole; stone shallowly and obscurely pitted. Rocky hills and barrens, sometimes on dunes; Fla. to Tex., n. to N.J., Ind., Mo., and Okla., and locally to s. Mich. and s. Ont. (C. georgiana; C. occidentalis var. pumila)

  • Common Names

    dwarf hackberry