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An individual instance of Quercus shumardii (Shumard's oak)
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This is the largest of three Shumard oaks in the area between Cole Hall and the Sarratt Student center, and is mentioned on page 62 of The Trees of Vanderbilt. Another is surrounded by the steps leading up to the entrance of Sarratt. This tree's twin, on the other side of the entrance walk to Cole Hall, is nicknamed "Big Al", although with a diameter of 104 cm (41 in.), this tree has a bigger girth than Al's.

See Big Al's page for more about Shumard oaks.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 3-327.

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Quercus shumardii


sec. 1993

common name: Shumard's oak
family: Fagaceae
Identified 2002-06-14 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.1465°, -86.80412°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general
twig - orientation of petioles
twig - winter overall
leaf - unspecified
leaf - unspecified
leaf - whole upper surface
leaf - whole upper surface
leaf - showing orientation on twig
inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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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