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Small-leaved Elm Ulmus minor ssp. minor (Ulmaceae) HEIGHT to 32m. Domed and spreading tree. BARK Greyish brown, scaly and ridged. BRANCHES Usually ascending, often with pendulous masses of shoots. LEAVES Superficially hornbeam-like, leathery, to 15cm long, oval, pointed at tip, with toothed margins; unequal leaf bases, narrowly tapering on short side, and a short petiole. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Fruits are papery. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native to S and SE England; once widespread but range and abundance badly affected by Dutch Elm Disease. The ssp. minor includes trees previously (and sometimes still) known as Smooth-leaved Elm.