Ulmus parvifolia Jacq.

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Ulmus parvifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam, Penhalonga.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chinese elm (English)
Frequency: Rare as an escape
Status: Introduced
Description:
Shrub or small tree with slender branches forming a wide spreading crown. Bark mottled grey, green and orange cracking in small jigsaw-like pieces showing an orange-red layer underneath; small branches distinctly zigzag, brown with orange lenticels, slightly pubescent. Leaves alternate, 2-6 cm long, elliptic to broadly lanceolate, single-veined from an asymmetric base, shiny dark green above, much paler beneath; margin toothed. Flowers in small axillary clusters, inconspicuous, pale green, unisexual on the same tree. Fruit almost round but flattend, 1-1.5 cm long, winged, notched at the apex, pale reddish-brown.
Notes: Fairly common as a planted tree in gardens and along streets. So far only known as a naturalised species in Zimbabwe from a single record.
Derivation of specific name: parvifolia: with small leaves
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres) 1545 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to China, Korea and Japan.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 16 December 2012
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ulmus parvifolia

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African Plant Database: Ulmus parvifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ulmus parvifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ulmus parvifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ulmus parvifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ulmus parvifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ulmus parvifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ulmus parvifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Ulmus parvifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Ulmus parvifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ulmus parvifolia
Tropicos: Ulmus parvifolia
West African Plants database: Ulmus parvifolia


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: Species information: Ulmus parvifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164940, retrieved 4 December 2016

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