Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Rosales

Ulmaceae - Elm family

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Ulmaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, monoecious or dioecious, with or without spines. Stipules paired, caducous. Leaves alternate, simple, often asymmetrical, usually 3-nerved at base. Flowers in small axillary cymes or clusters or solitary, unisexual or bisexual. Sepals 4-5(-8), free or shortly united, persistent. Petals 0. Stamens 4-8, rarely more, free, opposite the perianth lobes. Ovary superior, 1-2-locular; ovules solitary, pendulous; styles 2, terminal, divergent. Fruit dry or thinly fleshy.

Worldwide: 16 genera and 175 species, tropical to temperate (especially northern) areas.

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated genera and 3 cultivated taxa.

Celtis africana

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Celtis L.Description, Image
Trema Lour.Description
Ulmus L.Image

Other sources of information about Ulmaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ulmaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Ulmaceae
Flora of Malawi: Ulmaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Ulmaceae
Flora of Zambia: Ulmaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ulmaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ulmaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Ulmaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=226, retrieved 29 August 2016

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