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An individual instance of Juglans nigra (black walnut)
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In the center of the lawn by the south wing of McTyeire Hall stands the largest walnut tree in the arboretum. With a diameter of 72 cm (28 in.), it isn't particularly large compared to the biggest trees on campus. However, very large walnut trees are relatively rare because they are often cut for their valuable wood.

Walnut trees are relatively easy to recognize. The bark of large trees is deeply furrowed and the alternate leaves have many leaflets, with the terminal leaflet often missing. When the fruts are present, they are unmistakable. They are large and round, with smooth, green hulls that do not split. Removing the hull reveals a very hard, ridged nut. The meat of the wild nut is prized, although it has a stronger flavor than commercial walnuts.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 4-616.

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Juglans nigra


sec. 1993

common name: black walnut
family: Juglandaceae
Identified 2014-08-27 by Steven J. Baskauf


east of McTyeire Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14353°, -86.80279°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
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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