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A family of dicotyledonous trees in the order Urticales distinguished by alternate stipulate leaves, two styles, a pendulous ovule, and lack of a latex system.
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Tall tree, over 100ft. Leaves edible, can be marinated in sauce and dried into snack “chips”. Bark tea used for colds, cramps, diarrhea, bleeding (astringent), hemorrhoids, cancer, coughs.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a family of dicotyledonous plants. They are deciduous or evergreen trees; the leaves are simple, alternate, serrate or smooth, and for the most part asymmetric, with early falling stipules. The flowers are small, plain, and anemophilous; they are gathered either into bundles or into capitate or racemose inflorescences; sometimes there are one to three blossoms in the axils of the leaves. The perianth is simple and laciniate, and there are four to 12 stamens. The upper ovary is composed of two carpels and is unilocular and monospermous. The fruits are achenes (samaras), nuts, or stone fruits, often with excrescences in the shape of wings, rods, or combs.

There are 15 genera, comprising more than 150 species (including the Celtidaceae), found in temperate and tropical zones. There are three genera in the USSR: Ulmus (ten species), Celtis (two species), and Zelkova (one species). In the southern treeless regions of the northern hemisphere, the Ulmaceae are often a basic variety planted for foliage. The wood of many species is used in construction, machine building, and the furniture industry..Ulmaceae is an old relic family.


Takhtadzhian, A. L. Sistema i filogeniia tsvetkovykh rastenii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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La ausencia de trips en las familias Bombacaceae, Caesalpinaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Papilionaceae y Ulmaceae, podria deberse a la existencia de algun metabolito secundario que los repelio o no los atrajo a las mismas.
Although compensatory growth is known to occur in many plant species, including conifers (Edenius et al., 1993), it is more obvious and easier to detect in hardwood shrubs and trees such as the Salicaceae (poplars and willows), Ulmaceae (elms), and Betulaceae (birches, alders, and hazels) - all of which we use for demonstration purposes in our class.
h b EM 257 (CAUP) TILIACEAE Triumfetta bogotensis Kunth ar br EM 387 (CAUP) ULMACEAE Trema micrantha (L.) Blume a br EM 220 (CAUP) VALERIANACEAE Valeriana sp.
Solanum Solanaceae Kontikori capsicoides Allioni Trema Ulmaceae Jigne orientalis (L.) Blume Cuminum cyminum Umbelliferae Jeera L.
4) Bosque de transicion chaqueno chiquitano, desarrollado sobre suelos bien drenados de la llanura chaquena, con dosel casi continuo de 10 a 15 m de altura y especies caracteristicas como cuta (Phyllostylon rhamnoides, Ulmaceae), cacha (Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco, Apocynaceae) y choroquete (Ruprechtia triflora, Polygonaceae).
DC.) Pierre X 319 Sapotaceae Micropholis sp1 X 320 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp1 X X 321 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp2 X X 322 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp3 X X 323 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp4 X X 324 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp5 X X 325 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp6 X X 326 Sapotaceae SAPOTACEAE sp3 X 327 Smilacaceae SMILACACEAE sp1 X 328 Solanaceae Markea sp1 X 329 Solanaceae Solanum sp1 X X 330 Solanaceae Solanum sp2 X X 331 Solanaceae Solanum sp3 X X 332 Staphyleaceae Turpinia sp1 X 333 Styracaceae Styrax sp1 X 334 Theaceae Gordonia sp1 X 335 Ulmaceae Celtis sp1 X 336 Urticaceae Cecropia sp1 X 337 Urticaceae Pilea sp1 X 338 Urticaceae Pilea sp2 X 339 Urticaceae Pilea sp3 X 340 Urticaceae Pilea sp4 X 341 Urticaceae Pourouma bicolor Mart.