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An individual instance of Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
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You can find this tree near Magnolia Circle in the southwest corner of Magnolia Circle, just to the west of the small parking lot.

Beech is one of the more distinctive trees in this area.  Large trees have unusually smooth bark without the lumps seen on hackberry bark.  The leaves have very regular, parallel veins that extend all the way to a tooth at the margin.  In fall and winter, the spear-shaped buds are unmistakable and the fruits look like no other.

Beeches are fairly common in this area.  They often rot out in the center, making hollow trees common.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 1-1273.

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Fagus grandifolia


sec. 1993

common name: American beech
family: Fagaceae
Identified 2002-04-03 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14294°, -86.79886°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
leaf - showing orientation on twig
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - whole - male
inflorescence - whole - male
inflorescence - whole - male
fruit - lateral or general close-up
fruit - lateral or general close-up
fruit - immature 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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