Zelkova serrata. SAWLEAF ZELKOVA. Japan
ULMACEAE (Elm family)
esembling an elm in its spreading form but with smooth
gray bark like elephant hide, sawleaf zelkova is now a desirable substitute, where
elms would be suitable, as it is free from the diseases that are wiping out the
all over the country. The toothed leaves
are rough above and smooth below, about 4 inches long and 1½ inches wide.
Rather characteristic small drupes develop in the leaf axils. A good specimen
is at 825 San Francisco Court. An avenue of 14 between the David Packard Building
and the Center for Integrated Systems along Via Palou Mall extends south with
many more trees past Ginzton Lab and Hansen Lab.
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