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Ulmus parvifolia Jacq.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Ulmus L. (ニレ)
Akinire (アキニレ, 秋楡), lacebark elm, or Chinese Elm
Lifeform: straight-formed, deciduous tall tree ≈ 15 m tall
Distribution: China - Taiwan - Korea - Japan (south to Tokai District)
Habitat: humid or mesic forests
Stem: hair when young
Flower: in autumn (aki = autumn)
Seed dispersal: wind using wing
Use: street tree, garden tree, wood, fuel, etc.

Ulmus parvifolia in Japan

Elm1 Elm2 Elm3


Elm4 Elm5
[1-3] in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, on December 26 2015. ⇒ bark (樹皮)