This rather uncommon species of the elm is so scarce that little can be said in regard to it. It grows to the height of thirty or forty feet, and is distinguished by the corky ridges on the opposite side of its branches. Its wood is very fine-grained, and fit for turning, but is so uncommon that I cannot recommend its culture. Its most extensive use is in the construction of carriages.

A fluid extract from the bark of the root of this tree is used as a tonic, alterative, and laxative, and is especially beneficial in hepatic derangements, whether accompanying or preceding intermittents, or occurring independently of malaria. In constipation, due to hepatic torpor, it is highly recommended.