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Genus: Ulmus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Rosales > Family: Ulmaceae

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.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese elm)

Native to China and Korea. Naturalised in Eastern Cape, Free State and Gauteng. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Ulmus procera (English elm)

Native to England. Naturalised in Eastern Cape and Gauteng. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Native to the USA and Canada. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Ulmus minor (European field elm)

[= Ulmus carpinifolia]

Native from Europe to southwestern Asia. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Ulmus glabra (Wych elm, Scots elm)

Native to Europe, Asia Minor and the Caucasus. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica

[= Ulmus japonica]

Native to Japan, Korea and China. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Ulmus macrocarpa (Large-fruited elm)

Native to northern China. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Native to central and eastern Asia. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Ulmus thomasii (Rock elm)

Native to USA and Canada. See Wikipedia page on this species.

 

Links

Publications

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

 


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