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An individual instance of Catalpa speciosa (northern catalpa)
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Located between the Divinity School and Garland Hall, this is the biggest catalpa tree in the arboretum, with a diameter of 111 cm (44 in.), height of 18 m (60 ft), and crown spread of 16 m (52 ft.).

Catalpas are noteworthy for their showy white flowers in the spring, and long, thin fruits that form in the summer and persist throughout the winter. On this particular tree, there are numerous rows of sapsucker holes, made by a woodpecker that returns to the holes it pecks to lick the sap and any insects that are stuck in it. Sapsucker holes are not particular to catalpa trees - who knows why the bird chose this particlar tree for its holes?

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-182.

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

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Catalpa speciosa

(Warder) Warder ex Engelm.

sec. Gleason Cronquist 1991

common name: northern catalpa
family: Bignoniaceae
Identified 2014-08-26 by Steven J. Baskauf


west of the Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14656°, -86.8013°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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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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