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Ulmus parvifolia



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Ulmus parvifolia
Chinese elm

Having the smallest of the elm leaves, this species features thick and stiff leaves that range from - 2 in length. Like other elms, this species has asymmetric bases and short petioles, but unlike other elms the margins are often singly serrate or occasional double serrate with rounded serrations. The oblanceolate, obovate, elliptic or even ovate leaves are also glossy with an acute to obtuse apex. Being thick, stiff and glossy, the leaves might seem like they are evergreen, but they are deciduous in the North and semi-evergreen in the South.

 
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