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An individual instance of Ulmus serotina (September elm)
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Permanent unique identifier for this particular organism:

http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/vanderbilt/7-340


Notes:


This tree grows between Benson and Garland Halls at the intersection of two sidewalks. This particular tree is one of largest known September elms. At 29 m (94 ft.), it is taller than the national champion that grows at the entrance to Warner Parks Nature Center, but has a narrower diameter (83 cm or 33 in.) and crown spread (21 m or 67 ft).

September elm is virtually identical to American elm, which is relatively common in the arboretum. The leaves of both species are double-toothed and somewhat rough. Both species have the typical upward spreading shape of all elms.  The important difference is that September elm blooms in late September and early October.  Its winged fruits are on the tree at the same time as the leaves, in contrast to American elm, which drops its fruits before the leaves expand in the spring.

September elm is endemic to (found only in) the south central U.S.  It is not particularly common, but is found throughout the Nashville area.


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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-528.


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

This organismal entity has the scope: multicellular organism.

Remarks: This tree is probably the largest example of the species on Vanderbilt's campus.


Identifications:


Ulmus serotina

Sarg.

sec. fna.org 1993

common name: September elm
family: Ulmaceae
Identified 2010 by Steven J. Baskauf


Location:


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14687°, -86.80184°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

Location of individual determined from GIS database.



Occurrences were recorded for this particular organism on the following dates:
2008-10-21
2008-10-22
2010-07-29

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whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - view up trunk
whole tree (or vine) - view up trunk
whole tree (or vine) - view up trunk
whole tree (or vine) - view up trunk
bark - of a large tree
leaf - showing orientation on twig
fruit - as borne on the plant

fna.org 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.


Metadata last modified: 2015-11-08T14:23:42.642-06:00
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