Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Ulmaceae - Elm family

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Ulmaceae FZ 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: 4 genera and 6 taxa.

Trema orientalis

More sample images from the Ulmaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Celtis africana

Celtis africana

Celtis gomphophylla

Celtis gomphophylla

Celtis gomphophylla

Celtis gomphophylla

Trema orientalis

Trema orientalis

Chaetachme aristata

Chaetachme aristata

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

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

Other sources of information about Ulmaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ulmaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Ulmaceae
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Ulmaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=226, retrieved 22 October 2014

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