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Franklin Tree-Franklinia alatamaha

IUCN Red List Category: Extinct in the Wild. This means that there is no doubt that all natural populations of these species have died and that a species is only known to survive in cultivation or in populations that have escaped from cultivation well outside of the natural range of the species. This native tree was collected from the banks of the Altamaha River in southeastern Georgia by John Bartam and his son William in 1765 and has been extinct in the wild since 1803. It is thought to have been brought to extinction largely through over-collection by nurserymen.
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