OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Planera aquatica   FAMILY Ulmaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Planera aquatica   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Planera aquatica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 056-02-001:
Planera aquatica   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Planera aquatica

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-elm, Planer-tree


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image of Planera aquatica, Water-elm, Planer-tree

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_planera_aquatica1

April    Crittenden County    AR

Leaf distinctly widest below the middle, base assymmetrical, apex acute, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Planera aquatica, Water-elm, Planer-tree

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_planera_aquatica2

April    Crittenden County    AR

image of Planera aquatica, Water-elm, Planer-tree

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_planera_aquatica3

April    Crittenden County    AR

Usually in areas subject to temporary flooding, swamps, wet banks..., per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Planera aquatica   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Planera aquatica   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Planera aquatica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 056-02-001:
Planera aquatica   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Planera aquatica

 

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2577

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC)

Look for it in river swamps where flooded (often to depths of 1-2m) in the winter, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Margins serrate to doubly serrate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
Unisexual
4-5 lobed calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Nutlet

 

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