Endocarp morphology of 14 species of mainly African Celtis was examined using light and scanning electron microscopy. Macro- and micro-morphological characters included endocarp shape, colour, size, surrounding rim and SEM examination of the outer layer of the endocarp. Different classes of shape and sculpture were recognised. A key for the identification of the investigated taxa based on endocarp characters is provided.

Celtis, Africa, endocarp, sculpture, shape
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Sattarian, A, & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (2006). Endocarp morphology of African Celtis (Celtidaceae/Ulmaceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 51(2), 389–398.