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An individual instance of Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
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As you walk along the entry sidewalk towards the Home Economics Building, you will see this tree on the left.

In general, maple leaves are easy to recognize because they are opposite on the twig and have palmate veins.  Silver maple leaves have jagged margins with small teeth along the lobes.  In the spring, silver maple is one of the first trees to bloom.  Its winged fruits often have one seed of the pair much smaller than the other.

In the wild, silver maple trees are typically seen only in wet areas, such as lowlands along large rivers.  However, it is a commonly planted street tree, so it is very likely to be encountered by city dwellers.

This tree is described on p. 84 of The Trees of Vanderbilt.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 1-7.

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

This organismal entity has the scope: multicellular organism.

Remarks: Described in the 1994 Trees of Vanderbilt p. 84.


Acer saccharinum


sec. Gleason Cronquist 1991

common name: silver maple
family: Aceraceae
Identified 2002-06-11 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14318°, -86.79771°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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

Gleason Cronquist 1991 =

Gleason, Henry A. and Arthur Cronquist, 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, US.

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