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An individual instance of Aesculus glabra (Ohio buckeye)
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The Ohio buckeye in front of McTyeire Hall is noteworthy in that it was a former state champion tree of its species, and is mentioned on p. 50 of the Trees of Vanderbilt book.

There are actually few Ohio buckeyes in the wild around Nashville, with most buckeyes in this area being yellow buckeyes. The leaves of the two species are similar - both have about five palmately (like the fingers on a hand) arranged leaflets. The most noticeable difference between the two species is the hull of the fruits. Ohio buckeye fruits have very spiny hulls, whereas the hulls of yellow buckeye are smooth. The common name of the species comes from the nut, which is similar in both species.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 4-474.

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

This organismal entity has the scope: multicellular organism.

Remarks: Former Tennessee state champion. Described in the 1994 Trees of Vanderbilt p. 50.


Aesculus glabra


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common name: Ohio buckeye
family: Hippocastanaceae
Identified 1994 by Robert Kral


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14375°, -86.80276°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
bark - of a large tree
twig - orientation of petioles
leaf - whole upper surface
leaf - showing orientation on twig
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - lateral view of flower
fruit - immature

Metadata last modified: 2019-10-16T22:24:42.018-05:00
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