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Cornish Elm Ulmus minor ssp. angustifolia (Ulmaceae) HEIGHT to 36m Narrowly conical and rather open crown. BARK Grey-brown and scaly. BRANCHES Relatively few branches, lowest ones ascending steeply. LEAVES Oval, toothed and relatively small (to 6cm); smooth and leathery above, downy on the midrib below. Leaf is narrow and almost equatl at the base, sometimes concave and with a straight midrib. Petiole is 1cm long and downy. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Papery fruits. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Restricted to Cornwall, W Devon; more local elsewhere in West Country and introduce to SW Ireland. Much reduced because of Dutch Elm Disease.
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