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Taxon: Celtis iguanaea (Jacq.) Sarg.

Genus: Celtis
Family: Cannabaceae. Also placed in: Celtidaceae Ulmaceae
Nomen number: 101687
Place of publication: Silva 7:64. 1895 "iguanaeus"
Name verified on: 21-May-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 25-Feb-2002
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).


Common names:

  • iguana hackberry   (Source: F Florida ) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Mexico, Morelos, Veracruz, Yucatan
    Caribbean: Anguilla; Cuba; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica - San Jose; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras - Yoro; Nicaragua - Esteli, Managua; Panama - Darien, Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia - Amazonas, Antioquia, Bolivar, Huila, Magdalena, Valle; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, Tucuman; Paraguay


  • Berg, C. C. & S. V. Dahlberg. 2001. A revision of Celtis subg. Mertensia (Ulmaceae). Brittonia 53:72.
  • Burger, W. C., ed. 1971–. Flora costaricensis.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  • Hunziker, A. T., dir. 1994–. Flora fanerogámica Argentina.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Rocha, E. de Souza Ferreira da et al. 2000. Ulmáceas do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, nota preliminar. Albertoa sér. Urticineae 2:14.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Wanderley, M. G. L., ed. 2001–. Flora fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida.


Check other web resources for Celtis iguanaea (Jacq.) Sarg.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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