Celtis australis

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Celtis australis

Post by RB » Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:27 pm

Is this present anywhere in the true wild, or only planted? There are some specimens just by Lija cemetery (I almost wrote cementery, and still I would have been correct) and I also have a nice one planted from seed quite some years ago.

Used to think it was an exotic, but turns out to be a Med tree, it would be interesting to find one in the wild - that is if there ever were any.

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Post by jackpot » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:16 am

I know plenty sites of C.a. in Malta but never not planted nor in the wild. Nice site is along the Triq L-Assedju of Marsamxett Harbour, where you also will find now (or soon) Taraxacum bitynicum :wink:

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Post by Sdravko » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:26 pm

it escapes sometimes, usually by suckers. most seedlings dont survive.

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