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An individual instance of Quercus palustris (pin oak)
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This tree is located between the Peabody Library and Magnolia Circle, just to the west of the sidewalk that leads from Magnolia Circle to the Esplanade.

Pin oak leaves are distinctive among the oaks, with 5 to 7 lobes that project nearly straight out from the midvein and taper to a point.  The acorn cups have narrow caps and may have a somewhat striped appearance. If you look up a large tree, you may notice its somewhat striped looking bark and branches which spread out from the main trunk like spokes of a wheel.

In the wild, pin oak would be found only in low, wet areas.  However, it is a commonly planted street tree.  It is present at a number of locations on the Vanderbilt campus.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 1-506.

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Quercus palustris


sec. 1993

common name: pin oak
family: Fagaceae
Identified 2002-06-17 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.1427°, -86.79902°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - view up trunk
twig - orientation of petioles
leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
inflorescence - whole - female
inflorescence - whole - male
fruit - lateral or general close-up 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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