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The Latin word ulmus he arrived in Spanish as elm . This is called a tree that is part of the family group of ulmaceae .

The elms present a solid trunk thick bark In its cup, of great thickness, the leaves with both green faces and the flowers of whitish or reddish hue abound. Elms also have nuts that have seeds oval

With a height of up to twenty meters, the elms are abundant in the Spanish territory . Although they are more frequent in the northern hemisphere, they have also reached countries from the southern hemisphere through cultivation.

It is important to keep in mind that the world's population of elms has declined dramatically due to the graphiosis , a disease caused by a fungus. This organism enters the xylem vessels and as it expands it causes the leaves to wilt until the tree dies.

The beetles they are the vectors that propagate graphiosis. This insect usually transfers the spores of the fungus in his body, taking them from sick elms to others who are healthy. To control the pest, various strategies have been implemented, such as the use of insecticides and the elimination of dead trees.

It should be noted that we can find the term Elm (or Elms ) in the denomination of many cities , as Elm of the Guareña (Spain ), Elms (there is a locality of this name in Peru and another in Uruguay ) and Olmos Park (U.S ).

By last, Luis del Olmo Alonso -better known as Elm - He is a graphic humorist and Spanish journalist who created the character Don Celes , protagonist of a famous comic strip.

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