Broad-crowned tree to 15-20 m tall. Bark smooth, grey. Leaves mostly narrowly lanceolate to ovate, mostly 8-12 cm long, long-pointed, rough and dark green above, pale and softly hairy beneath, margin toothed; colouring yellow in autumn. Leaf stalk 1-1.5 cm long. Fruit 1 cm wide changing from yellow to dark reddish-purple, mostly appearing about December, the stalk is longer than the leaf stalk. Seed single and marked with ridges.
Europe, Mediterranean, W Asia
Long, narrow, strongly-toothed leaves with the teeth bristle-tipped, upper surface rough; mature fruit dark reddish-purple.
Specimens ACT: Braddon (Donaldson St); Kingston (Eyre St). NSW: Orange (Princes St); Ournie (Jephcott Arboretum); Sydney (Broadway), Paddington (Hargrave St); Wellington (Park). VIC: Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens), Oak Lawn); Kew (Church St).
Source: (1997). Ulmaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.