Botany Photo of the Day Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii’

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Discovered in the mid-nineteenth century in Dundee, Scotland, the original plant of this Victorian England “must-have” is still alive. All other specimens of Camperdown elm are descended from this parent plant. These clones of the parent are typically grafted onto the stem of a non-mutated plant of wych elm (Ulmus glabra), though occasionally other species […]

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