Southern Nettle Tree, European Hackberry, Lote Tree
Maltese name(s) :
Status for Malta :
Doubtful origin. It is not yet established if this species is native or not)
Very Common Common Frequent
Rare Very rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer life form: Macro-Phanerophyte (High trees) Germination: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Protected by law: schedule I of legal notice LN200/2011. (Strictly protected tree species)
Red List (1989) :
Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
Taxon which raised several difficulties for taxonomists for determining to which family it should be placed. Can be found under Ulmaceae or Moraceae and even an own family (CELTIDACEAE) was described for. It seems that the family Cannabaceae is the most accepted by several authorities.
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