Taxon: Celtis sinensis Pers.

Genus: Celtis
Family: Cannabaceae
Nomen number: 9781
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 1:292. 1805
Name Verified on: 22-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Sep-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: (fide Weed Res 41:83-95. 2001; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Zhejiang, - Fujian, - Henan, - Gansu, - Jiangxi, - Jiangsu, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Shandong, - Sichuan, - Guangxi
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Shikoku; Taiwan

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - District of Columbia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Chen Fenghwai & Wu Telin Flora of Guangdong. 1991- (F Guangdong)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia II: a source book of edible plants. 1998 (Cornucopia II)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Jiangsu Inst. Bot., ed. v. 1; Shan. R. H., ed. v. 2 Jiangsu Zhiwuzhi (Flora of Jiangsu). 1977-1982 (F Chiangsu)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. 1975-1979 (F Taiwan)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Panetta, F. D. 2001. Seedling emergence and seed longevity of the tree weeds Celtis sinensis and Cinnamomum camphora Weed Res. 41:83-95.
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. 1949 (Rehder)
  • Steward, A. N. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley. 1958 (F LowYangtze)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Whittemore, A. T. 2008. Exotic species of Celtis (Cannabaceae) in the flora of North America J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2:627-632.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Celtis sinensis Pers. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Celtis sinensis cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.