Celtis australis

Family Cannabaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesEuropean Hackberry, European Nettletree, Honey-Berry, Lote Tree, Lote-tree, Mediterranean Hackberry, Nettle Tree, Southern Nettle Tree, Sugar Berry
SynonymsCeltis alpina Royle; Celtis australis f. variegata Schelle ex Geerinck; Celtis australis var. eriocarpa (Decne.) Hook.f.; Celtis eriocarpa Decne.; Celtis excelsa Salisb. [Illegitimate]; Celtis kotschyana Steven; Celtis lutea Pers.; Celtis serrata Dippel
Growth formTree
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)20
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAfrica, Europe, Asia
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, ACT
Exotic range (other)Africa
Habitat types (exotic)Riparian systems, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Woodlands, Agricultural land - pine plantations
Soil type (exotic)Loamy, Silt, Clay
Decade of introduction1950

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 3026320263283214
RCP 8.5 2050 28203602234123412
RCP 8.5 2070 3024300223812428

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information