Caucasian elm

Zelkova carpinifolia (Real Jardín Botánico)

A deciduous tree measuring between fifteen and twenty metres high, with a pyramidal crown and a trunk of greyish bark, which thickens and cracks in old specimens. The leaves are simple, ovate or oblong lanceolate, with a serrated edge, with one part of the blade longer than the other. The small, greenish flowers are clustered in inflorescences. The fruits are winged with an oval shape and their seed located in the centre. This specimen has reached a height of thirty-three metres, with a crown diameter of sixteen and a trunk perimeter of four metres eighty-five centimetres.

Caucasian elm photograph

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