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.

Caprivi: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Chaetachme Planch.Description

Other sources of information about Ulmaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ulmaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Caprivi: Family page: Ulmaceae.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=226, retrieved 19 April 2018

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