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An individual instance of Quercus shumardii (Shumard's oak)
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The largest Shumard oak in the arboretum is located between Furman and Calhoun Halls. It also has the distinction of being one of the largest oak individuals and is among the ten largest trees in the arboretum, with a very large diameter of 128 cm (50 in.) and one of the largest crown spreads of 28 m (92 ft.).

With their pointed lobes, Shumard oaks are similar to other oaks in the red oak group. Unlike other species in that group, their twigs and acorns tend to have grayish wax on part of their surfaces.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-1021.

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Quercus shumardii


sec. 1993

common name: Shumard's oak
family: Fagaceae
Identified 2014-08-26 by Steven J. Baskauf


south of Furman Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14753°, -86.80125°
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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