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An individual instance of Ostrya virginiana (hophornbeam)
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This small tree is at the corner of Cole Hall facing the entrance stairway of Rand/Sarratt.

Hop hornbeam leaves are toothed on the margin and more even leaf bases than elms.  The leaves look very similar to the leaves of American hornbeam.  These two trees can easily be distinguished by their bark.  Hop hornbeam bark tends to flake off. American hornbeam bark is smooth, gray, and is fluted like muscles.  Hop hornbeam fruits are a cluster of inflated scales that look quite different from American hornbeam fruits.

Hop hornbeam is a common tree in the woods of middle Tennessee.

This particular tree is described on p. 61 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 3-771.

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

This organismal entity has the scope: multicellular organism.


Ostrya virginiana

(Mill.) K. Koch

sec. 1993

common name: hophornbeam
family: Betulaceae
Identified 2006-03-21 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14636°, -86.80399°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - winter
inflorescence - whole - female
inflorescence - whole - female
inflorescence - whole - male 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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