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An individual instance of Celtis laevigata (sugarberry)
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Of the two large sugarberries (a.k.a. southern hackberry) near the Community Partnership House, this one on the west side is the tallest, topping out at 29 m (95 ft.).

As you look up the trunk of this tree, admire the smooth bark, interrupted only occasionally by warty lumps. Beeches are the only trees native to this area that have smoother bark. However, this trait is very variable in hackberries, as you can see on the lower part of the trunk of the tree on the other side of the Community Partnership House.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 4-855.

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Celtis laevigata


sec. 1993

common name: sugarberry
family: Ulmaceae
Identified 2014-08-27 by Steven J. Baskauf


west of the Community Partnership House, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14435°, -86.80436°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - view up trunk
bark - of a large tree 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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