ULMACEAE - Elm Family

Trees or shrubs

Leaves alternate, simple, oblique bases, stipules paired

Flowers solitary, cymose or fasiculate, bi- or unisexual, reduced, wind-pollinated




Fruit a samara or drupe


Divided into two subfamilies:

Ulmoideae - includes Ulmus (elms)
Celtodoideae - includes Celtis (hackberries)



18 genera, 150+ species

Economic importance - shade trees and lumber

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