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An individual instance of Liriodendron tulipifera (tuliptree)
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This towering, straight-trunked tree dominates the open space to the south of the Kirkland Hall entry drive. This particular tree is one of the largest on campus. At a diameter of 104 cm (41 inches), it doesn't have quite the girth of its slightly larger tulip-tree neighbor at the corner of Furman Hall, but it is considerably taller than the Furman tree.

In this example of a large tulip tree, notice the ridged bark and straight trunk typical of the species. You can see why it was favored by early European settlers for use in building log cabins.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-780.

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Liriodendron tulipifera


sec. 1993

common name: tuliptree
family: Magnoliaceae
Identified 2002-05-24 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14798°, -86.80209°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
bark - of a large tree
bark - of a large tree
bark - of a large tree 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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