Author: Jan Scholten
English: Thorny elm.
Genus: 1 species.
Region: eastern and western Africa, Madagascar.Taxonomy: placed in Cannabaceae; closely related to Celtis.
Shrub or small tree; up to 10 meters tall.
Stem: drooping, angular branches covered with spines up to 3.5 centimeters in length.
Leaves: lance-shaped; up to 11 centimeters long, 5 centimeters wide; pointed tip; edges smooth or serrated.
Use: spiny branches for fences.