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Family: Ulmaceae (elm family)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Rosales

Six genera and 35 species, native mainly to north temperate regions but with a scattered distribution elsewhere. One species is native to southern Africa, a further genus and two species are naturalised, and a further genus and eight species are cultivated in the region.

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI)

Chaetacme

One species: Chaetacme aristata (Thorny elm).

 

Genera naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI)

Ulmus

About 30-40 species, native to Northern Hemisphere and Indonesia. Two species are naturalised in southern Africa and an additional seven species are cultivated in the region.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Zelkova serrata (Cherry elm)

Native to Japan. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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