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Datasheet

Ulmus minor (European field elm)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 March 2014
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Ulmus minor
  • Preferred Common Name
  • European field elm
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Carved material
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Fuelwood
  • Honey/honey flora
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Ornamental
  • Revegetation

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Pictures

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Field elm exhibits a wide variation in canopy shape as well as other morphological features. This tall and slender (h= 35 m, Ø= 2 m) specimen in N. Italy was photographed in 1987: it was killed by Dutch Elm Disease in 1989.
TitleMature field elm, Po valley, N. Italy
CaptionField elm exhibits a wide variation in canopy shape as well as other morphological features. This tall and slender (h= 35 m, Ø= 2 m) specimen in N. Italy was photographed in 1987: it was killed by Dutch Elm Disease in 1989.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Field elm exhibits a wide variation in canopy shape as well as other morphological features. This tall and slender (h= 35 m, Ø= 2 m) specimen in N. Italy was photographed in 1987: it was killed by Dutch Elm Disease in 1989.
Mature field elm, Po valley, N. ItalyField elm exhibits a wide variation in canopy shape as well as other morphological features. This tall and slender (h= 35 m, Ø= 2 m) specimen in N. Italy was photographed in 1987: it was killed by Dutch Elm Disease in 1989.Lorenzo Mittempergher
A rare example of a pure stand of field elm, Baños del Peral, Valdepenas, Spain.
TitlePure stand of field elm, Spain
CaptionA rare example of a pure stand of field elm, Baños del Peral, Valdepenas, Spain.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
A rare example of a pure stand of field elm, Baños del Peral, Valdepenas, Spain.
Pure stand of field elm, SpainA rare example of a pure stand of field elm, Baños del Peral, Valdepenas, Spain.Lorenzo Mittempergher
Field elm can withstand sea winds: the flag-shaped canopy of a young specimen growing close to the Tyrhennian coast in central Italy
TitleField elm near the sea, Pisa, Italy
CaptionField elm can withstand sea winds: the flag-shaped canopy of a young specimen growing close to the Tyrhennian coast in central Italy
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Field elm can withstand sea winds: the flag-shaped canopy of a young specimen growing close to the Tyrhennian coast in central Italy
Field elm near the sea, Pisa, ItalyField elm can withstand sea winds: the flag-shaped canopy of a young specimen growing close to the Tyrhennian coast in central ItalyLorenzo Mittempergher
Row of pollarded field elms in the Po valley, Reggio Emilia, N. Italy.
TitlePollarded field elm
CaptionRow of pollarded field elms in the Po valley, Reggio Emilia, N. Italy.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Row of pollarded field elms in the Po valley, Reggio Emilia, N. Italy.
Pollarded field elmRow of pollarded field elms in the Po valley, Reggio Emilia, N. Italy.Lorenzo Mittempergher
The last field elms used as living support for vines in central Italy were killed by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s. This photograph was taken in 1975.
TitleField elm used as living support
CaptionThe last field elms used as living support for vines in central Italy were killed by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s. This photograph was taken in 1975.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
The last field elms used as living support for vines in central Italy were killed by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s. This photograph was taken in 1975.
Field elm used as living supportThe last field elms used as living support for vines in central Italy were killed by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s. This photograph was taken in 1975.Lorenzo Mittempergher
A 200-year-old field elm still living (in 1998) at Campagnola (Lat. 44° 51'N; Long. 10° 47'E), Reggio Calabria, S. Italy. It is 25 m tall, crown diameter is 25 m, bole diameter is 1.9 m. There are root suckers up to 30 m from the bole.
TitleMature field elm, S. Italy
CaptionA 200-year-old field elm still living (in 1998) at Campagnola (Lat. 44° 51'N; Long. 10° 47'E), Reggio Calabria, S. Italy. It is 25 m tall, crown diameter is 25 m, bole diameter is 1.9 m. There are root suckers up to 30 m from the bole.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
A 200-year-old field elm still living (in 1998) at Campagnola (Lat. 44° 51'N; Long. 10° 47'E), Reggio Calabria, S. Italy. It is 25 m tall, crown diameter is 25 m, bole diameter is 1.9 m. There are root suckers up to 30 m from the bole.
Mature field elm, S. ItalyA 200-year-old field elm still living (in 1998) at Campagnola (Lat. 44° 51'N; Long. 10° 47'E), Reggio Calabria, S. Italy. It is 25 m tall, crown diameter is 25 m, bole diameter is 1.9 m. There are root suckers up to 30 m from the bole.Lorenzo Mittempergher
Leaves of field elm may be desiccated or consumed twice in one year by larvae of Xanthogalerucha luteola. Location: Baños del Peral, Valdepeñas, Spain.
TitleField elm, damage due to elm leaf beetle larvae, Spain
CaptionLeaves of field elm may be desiccated or consumed twice in one year by larvae of Xanthogalerucha luteola. Location: Baños del Peral, Valdepeñas, Spain.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Leaves of field elm may be desiccated or consumed twice in one year by larvae of Xanthogalerucha luteola. Location: Baños del Peral, Valdepeñas, Spain.
Field elm, damage due to elm leaf beetle larvae, SpainLeaves of field elm may be desiccated or consumed twice in one year by larvae of Xanthogalerucha luteola. Location: Baños del Peral, Valdepeñas, Spain.Lorenzo Mittempergher
The deeply incised bark of an old specimen.
TitleBark of field elm
CaptionThe deeply incised bark of an old specimen.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
The deeply incised bark of an old specimen.
Bark of field elmThe deeply incised bark of an old specimen.Lorenzo Mittempergher
Corky wings are often found on saplings of Ulmus minor and on U. x hollandica.
TitleCorky wings on branches of sapling elm
CaptionCorky wings are often found on saplings of Ulmus minor and on U. x hollandica.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Corky wings are often found on saplings of Ulmus minor and on U. x hollandica.
Corky wings on branches of sapling elmCorky wings are often found on saplings of Ulmus minor and on U. x hollandica.Lorenzo Mittempergher
A short shoot of field elm showing leaf shape.
TitleShoot and foliage
CaptionA short shoot of field elm showing leaf shape.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
A short shoot of field elm showing leaf shape.
Shoot and foliageA short shoot of field elm showing leaf shape.Lorenzo Mittempergher
Flowers, joined in clusters, are inconspicuous and appear on naked twigs at the end of winter.
TitleFlowers of field elm
CaptionFlowers, joined in clusters, are inconspicuous and appear on naked twigs at the end of winter.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Flowers, joined in clusters, are inconspicuous and appear on naked twigs at the end of winter.
Flowers of field elmFlowers, joined in clusters, are inconspicuous and appear on naked twigs at the end of winter.Lorenzo Mittempergher
Size and form of fruit (a samara) are variable in field elm. The seed is apically displaced in the samara (cf. wych elm).
TitleFruit and seed of field elm
CaptionSize and form of fruit (a samara) are variable in field elm. The seed is apically displaced in the samara (cf. wych elm).
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Size and form of fruit (a samara) are variable in field elm. The seed is apically displaced in the samara (cf. wych elm).
Fruit and seed of field elmSize and form of fruit (a samara) are variable in field elm. The seed is apically displaced in the samara (cf. wych elm).Lorenzo Mittempergher
Wilting, yellowing and browning of leaves are the first symptoms of Dutch Elm Disease.
TitleDisease symptoms on leaves of field elm
CaptionWilting, yellowing and browning of leaves are the first symptoms of Dutch Elm Disease.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Wilting, yellowing and browning of leaves are the first symptoms of Dutch Elm Disease.
Disease symptoms on leaves of field elmWilting, yellowing and browning of leaves are the first symptoms of Dutch Elm Disease.Lorenzo Mittempergher
Browning of the youngest vessel rings is the internal symptom of the tracheomycosis Dutch Elm Disease.
TitleInternal disease symptoms
CaptionBrowning of the youngest vessel rings is the internal symptom of the tracheomycosis Dutch Elm Disease.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Browning of the youngest vessel rings is the internal symptom of the tracheomycosis Dutch Elm Disease.
Internal disease symptomsBrowning of the youngest vessel rings is the internal symptom of the tracheomycosis Dutch Elm Disease.Lorenzo Mittempergher
Witches' brooms, a symptom of Elm Yellows, on field elm in the Po valley, N. Italy. The disease is endemic and of little consequence to native European elms.
TitleElm yellows on field elm
CaptionWitches' brooms, a symptom of Elm Yellows, on field elm in the Po valley, N. Italy. The disease is endemic and of little consequence to native European elms.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
Witches' brooms, a symptom of Elm Yellows, on field elm in the Po valley, N. Italy. The disease is endemic and of little consequence to native European elms.
Elm yellows on field elmWitches' brooms, a symptom of Elm Yellows, on field elm in the Po valley, N. Italy. The disease is endemic and of little consequence to native European elms.Lorenzo Mittempergher
The largest of the elm leaf galls is caused by the aphid Eriosoma lanuginosum.
TitleLeaf galls on field elm
CaptionThe largest of the elm leaf galls is caused by the aphid Eriosoma lanuginosum.
CopyrightLorenzo Mittempergher
The largest of the elm leaf galls is caused by the aphid Eriosoma lanuginosum.
Leaf galls on field elmThe largest of the elm leaf galls is caused by the aphid Eriosoma lanuginosum.Lorenzo Mittempergher

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Ulmus minor Mill.

Preferred Common Name

  • European field elm

Other Scientific Names

  • Ulmus campestris L., nom. ambig.
  • Ulmus carpinifolia Gled.
  • Ulmus carpinifolia var. suberosa (Moench) Rehder
  • Ulmus foliacea Gilib., nom. inval.
  • Ulmus foliacea var. suberosa (Moench) Rehder
  • Ulmus glabra var. suberosa (Moench) Gurke
  • Ulmus nitens Moench
  • Ulmus suberosa Moench

International Common Names

  • English: common elm; feathered elm; narrow-leaved elm; smooth-leaved elm
  • Spanish: álamo; negrillo; olmo campestre; olmo común
  • French: orme champêtre; orme commun
  • Russian: berest; karagach
  • Portuguese: lamegueiro; mosqueiro; negrilho; ulmeiro

Local Common Names

  • Belgium: gladde iep; gladde olm
  • Germany: Feld- Ulme; Feldulme; Rüster
  • Greece: pethini ftelia
  • Italy: olmo campestre
  • Netherlands: iep; veldiep
  • Sweden: lundalm
  • Turkey: kara agatch

EPPO code

  • ULMCP (Ulmus carpinifolia)

Trade name

  • elm

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Urticales
  •                         Family: Ulmaceae
  •                             Genus: Ulmus
  •                                 Species: Ulmus minor

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter
  • Soil improvement
  • Windbreak

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Honey/honey flora

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Boxes
Bridges
Containers
Crates
Engineering structures
Flooring
For light construction
Furniture
Hydraulic works
Industrial and domestic woodware
Pallets
Piles
Posts
Roundwood
Sawn or hewn building timbers
Stakes
Tool handles
Turnery
Vehicle bodies
Veneers
Wall panelling
Woodware