Zelkova Spach

Caucasian name for the tree.

Trees or rarely shrubs. Leaves alternate, symmetrical, with parallel veins and simple toothing, each tooth ending in a short, soft bristle. Leaf stalk short. Flowers bisexual. Perianth segments and stamens 4-5. Fruit a dryish asymmetrical drupe.

Seed, layers or grafting on elms.

4 species from Crete, W & E Asia.

Ainsworth (1989), Yeo (1989a), Muir (1991), Andrews (1993), Hunt (1993b).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Ulmaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Ulmaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Zelkova serrata (Thunb.) Makino