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Celtis iguanaea

Celtis iguanaea (Jacq.) Sarg.

Iguana Hackberry

Ulmaceae (Elm Family)

Synonym(s): Momisia iguanaea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Orange or red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in Florida. Some authorities cite reports of C . iganaea in the United States as unconfirmed.
Native Habitat: Shell mounds and middens in tropical coastal hammocks.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 42 - Florida Natural Areas Inventory Field Guides (2001) Florida Natural Areas Inventory Field Guides
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Celtis iguanaea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Celtis iguanaea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Celtis iguanaea


Record Modified: 2020-09-22
Research By: CBR

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