Ulmus bergmanniana var. bergmanniana

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Ulmus bergmanniana var. bergmanniana
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Ulmaceae
Genus: Ulmus
U. b. var. bergmanniana
Trinomial name
Ulmus bergmanniana var. bergmanniana

U. bergmanniana var. bergmanniana is endemic to mountain slopes at elevations of 15002600 m in the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang. [1]



The tree is distinguished by Fu (2002) as having "Leaf blade adaxially densely hirsute when young; (later) glabrescent with tufted hairs only remaining in axil of veins. Flowers and fruits FebruaryApril".

Pests and diseases

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This variety is extremely rare in cultivation in Europe and North America. There are no known cultivars of this taxon, nor is it known to be in commerce.



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Professor Li-kuo Fu worked for the Institute of Botany at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. The author of numerous treatises on Chinese plants, notably the China Red Data Book of rare and endangered species in the 1990s. In 1973, he took part in the Qinghai - Tibet Expedition, during which he discovered and named the Tibetan elm, Ulmus microcarpa.


  1. Fu, L., Xin, Y. & Whittemore, A. (2002). Ulmaceae, in Wu, Z. & Raven, P. (eds) Flora of China, Vol. 5 (Ulmaceae through Basellaceae). Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, USA. ISBN   1-930723-40-7