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An individual instance of Liriodendron tulipifera (tuliptree)
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This tree is between Magnolia Circle and the Peabody Library.

There are a number of large tuliptrees in the arboretum whose lowest branches are high off the ground. This small tree presents an opportunity to take a closer look at the leaves and twig.  Close examination of the twigs shows that the leaf scars go all the way around the twig.  This is a trait of the magnolia family, of which tuliptree is a member.

This is your best opportunity to use the restroom and get something to eat or drink in the Iris Cafe, which is open to the public.  It is in the lower level of the library at the end of a sidewalk leading from this tree.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier unnumbered2.

This particular organism is believed to have managed means of establishment.

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Liriodendron tulipifera


sec. 1993

common name: tuliptree
family: Magnoliaceae
Identified 2014-09-11 by Steven J. Baskauf


north of the Peabody library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14289°, -86.79912°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general 1993 =

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

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