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.

Comment: The most recent classification states that native genera in our region that formerly belonged here are now placed under Cannabaceae.

Worldwide: 16 genera and 175 species, tropical to temperate (especially northern) areas.

Malawi: 0 genera and 0 taxa.

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ulmaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ulmaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ulmaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ulmaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ulmaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ulmaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Ulmaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ulmaceae
Wikipedia: Ulmaceae
Plants of the World Online: Ulmaceae
Tropicos: Ulmaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Ulmaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=226, retrieved 16 July 2024

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