Celtis iguanaea

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Celtis iguanaea

<<<Stipules>Blade>Apex>Shape

acute to acuminate1
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<<<Stipules>Blade>Base>Shape

obtuse to subcordate2
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<<<Stipules>Blade>Margins>Hairs

puberulous to hispidulous to pubescent or subglabrous3
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<<<Stipules>Blade>Margins>Margin type

serrate to crenate-dentate4
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<<<Stipules>Blade>Margins>Texture

both surfaces smooth to scabridulous5
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<<Habit>Spines>Length

up to 1.5 cm long6
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<<Habit>Spines>Shape

curved7
7. 001-002-002

<<Pistillate flowers>Stigma>Length

5-8 mm long8
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<<Pistillate flowers>Tepals>Length

ca. 1.5 mm long9
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<<Pistillate flowers>Tepals>Tepal number

510
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<<Staminate flowers>Tepals>Length

1-1.5 mm long11
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<<Staminate flowers>Tepals>Tepal number

512
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<<Stipules>Blade>Apex

apex ,13
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<<Stipules>Blade>Base

base ,14
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<<Stipules>Blade>Dimensions

3-14 x 2-6.5 cm15
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<<Stipules>Blade>Margins

margin , , ;16
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<<Stipules>Blade>Shape

narrowly ovate to ovate to narrowly elliptic to elliptic17
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<<Stipules>Blade>Texture

chartaceous18
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<<Stipules>Petiole>Length

0.5-1.5 cm long19
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<<Stipules>Secondary veins>Secondary vein pair number

2-4 pairs20
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<Branchlets>Hairs

puberulous to pubescent or subglabrous21
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<Branchlets>Thickness

1-4 mm thick22
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<Fruits>Colour

at maturity orange to red23
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<Fruits>Length

(when dry) ca. 10-15 mm long24
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<Fruits>Shape

ellipsoid to ovoid25
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<Habit>Height

to ca. 6 m tall26
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<Habit>Spines

with solitary or paired, , spines27
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<Pistillate flowers>Stigma

stigmas .28
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<Pistillate flowers>Tepals

tepals , ;29
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<Staminate flowers>Tepals

tepals , .30
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<Stipules>Blade

blade , , ,31
31. 003-004

<Stipules>Hairs

puberulous to subglabrous32
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<Stipules>Length

0.2-0.5 cm long33
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<Stipules>Petiole

petiole ;34
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<Stipules>Secondary veins

secondary veins .35
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Branchlets

Branchlets , .36
36. 002

Description

Climber, shrub or treelet, up to ca. 6 m tall, with solitary or paired, up to 1.5 cm long, curved spines. Branchlets 1-4 mm thick, puberulous to pubescent or subglabrous. Stipules 0.2-0.5 cm long, puberulous to subglabrous, caducous; petiole 0.5-1.5 cm long; blade chartaceous, narrowly ovate to ovate to narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 3-14 x 2-6.5 cm, apex acute to acuminate, base obtuse to subcordate, margin serrate to crenate-dentate, both surfaces smooth to scabridulous, puberulous to hispidulous to pubescent or subglabrous; secondary veins 2-4 pairs. Inflorescences in the leaf axils or just below the leaves. Staminate flowers sessile; tepals 5, 1-1.5 mm long. Pistillate flowers short-pedicellate; tepals 5, ca. 1.5 mm long; stigmas 5-8 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid to ovoid, (when dry) ca. 10-15 mm long, at maturity orange to red.

Distribution

French Guiana present, Guianas present, Guyana present, Kabalebo region present, Kanuku Mts present, Northern America, Southern America, Surinam present, southern Brazil present
West Indies and Mexico to southern Brazil; not com- mon in the Guianas: Guyana (Kanuku Mts.), Surinam (Kabalebo region) and French Guiana (Montagne du Mahury).

Fruits

Fruit , , .37
37. 007

Habit

Climber, shrub or treelet, up , .38
38. 001

Inflorescences

Inflorescences in the leaf axils or just below the leaves.39
39. 004

Pistillate flowers

Pistillate flowers short-pedicellate;40
40. 006

Staminate flowers

Staminate flowers sessile;41
41. 005

Stipules

Stipules , , caducous;42
42. 003