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2. Planera J. F. Gmelin, Syst. Nat. 2: 150. 1791 - Water-elm, planer tree [for Johann. 1743.

Water-elm, planer tree [for Johann 1789]

William T. Barker

Trees , to 12 m; crowns low, broad. Bark gray or light brown, scaly and flaky. Wood weak, brittle. Branches unarmed, spreading; twigs hirtellous when young, glabrate. Leaves: stipules falling early; petiole present. Leaf blade rhombic-ovate to ovate-oblong, base oblique to rounded or cuneate, margins unequally serrate, apex acute; venation pinnate. Inflorescences: staminate fascicles; pistillate solitary flowers or 2-3 together. Flowers normally unisexual, pedicellate, staminate and pistillate on same plants, a few bisexual flowers usually present; calyx deeply 4-5-lobed; stamens when present 4-5. Fruits nutlike, ellipsoid, with irregular, thickened ribs.

Species 1 (1 in the flora): North America (se United States).


Small, J. K. 1903. Flora of the Southeastern United States.... New York.

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