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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Celtis pallida (Desert Hackberry, garambullo)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Celtis pallida

 Celtis pallida

 Celtis pallida

 Celtis pallida

 Celtis pallida

 Celtis pallida

Habitat: washes
Life Form: shrub,tall
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: short straight spines
Family: Cannabaceae (hemp family)
Abundance: common

Birds are drawn to the nutritious fruits which taste much like peach juice and contain a large seed that is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 12. Eudicots: Campanulaceae to Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-21: 1-39. Published 30 March 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 7 (4.4 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Celtis pallida (opens in a new tab).






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