Scientific Name:
Ulmus ×hollandica Mill., Gard. Dict., ed. 8, ULMUS no 5 (first p. (1768) – as Hollandicus
  • = Ulmus glabra var. vegeta Loudon, Value cannot be null. Parameter name: s 1404 (1838) – as 2 vegeta
  • Ulmus ×vegeta (Loudon) Ley, J. Bot. 48: 68 (1910)
Vernacular Name(s):
Dutch elm; Huntingdon elm

Tree up to 40 m high, suckering prolifically and with epicormic shoots. Bark grey, strongly fissured. Twigs hairy at first, becoming smooth and grey or brown in second year. Adult lvs broadly ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, serrate, scabrid and often glandular above and below, also often villous near midvein below, 5–12 cm long; lateral veins in 9–14–(18) pairs; basal auricle usually not overlapping petiole. Lvs of basal shoots mostly somewhat shorter. Petioles much < blade. Stipules when remaining, oblong, entire, c. 7–12 mm long. Fr. broadly obovate, light brown, 2–3 cm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Aug.–Sep.; Fruiting: Sep.–Oct.

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