An individual instance of Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
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This tree is located north of Alumni Hall, on the south side of the path leading from Alumni Lawn to Kirkland Hall.

Mockernut hickory leaves typically have 7 leaflets.  The petiole (leaf stalk) is hairy, unlike many other hickories.  It has stout twigs and relatively fat buds that are not yellow (as are bitternut hickory buds).  The nuts are tasty, but require a lot of work to crack their hard shells.

Mockernut hickory is common in middle Tennessee, particularly on dry slopes.  This may be the only example on Vanderbilt campus, however.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-568.

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Remarks:No longer extant in 2024.


Carya tomentosa

(Lam.) Nutt.

sec. 1993

common name: mockernut hickory
family: Juglandaceae
Identified 2014-09-15 by Steven J. Baskauf


southwest of Kirkland Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.1478°, -86.80285°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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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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