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Ulmus canescens Melville

Modern name

Ulmus canescens Melville

This species is closely allied to U. carpinifolia, from which it differs in the young branchlets and the leaves being densely downy. The leaves are elliptic-ovate, more bluntly toothed than in U. carpinifolia, with twelve to sixteen pairs of veins. It is a native of the eastern and central Mediterranean region as far west as Italy, first distinguished by Dr Melville in Kew Bulletin, Vol. 12 (1957), pp. 499-502.

It is possible that some trees in Italy and southeast Europe, identified as U. procera, belong to this species.



Other species in the genus