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An individual instance of Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
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Permanent unique identifier for this particular organism:

http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/vanderbilt/10-68


Notes:


This tree is located at the corner of 24th Ave. S. and Vanderbilt Place off the corner of Branscomb Quadrangle.

Sweet gum leaves are distinctive due to both their 5-pointed star shape and the pleasant, aromatic smell that they have when torn or crushed.  The other very distinctive characteristic of the tree is its fruit, which looks like a spiky ball.  In the fall, the ground below sweet gum trees is littered with hundreds of the brown fruits that have dispersed their seeds.

Sweet gums favor wet bottomlands.  However, they also do fairly well in disturbed areas and are commonly seen as small trees along highways.


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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 4-274.


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

This organismal entity has the scope: multicellular organism.


Identifications:


Liquidambar styraciflua

L.

sec. fna.org 1993

common name: sweetgum
family: Hamamelidaceae
Identified 2002-09-09 by Steven J. Baskauf


Location:


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14562°, -86.80506°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

Location of individual determined from GIS database.



Occurrences were recorded for this particular organism on the following dates:
2002-09-09
2014-09-03

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fruit - as borne on the plant
fruit - lateral or general close-up
whole tree - general

fna.org 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.


Metadata last modified: 2015-10-10T17:16:00.288-05:00
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