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CEGL007845 Quercus alba - Quercus (michauxii, nigra) / Ilex opaca / Chasmanthium laxum Forest

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Common (Translated Scientific) Name: White Oak - (Swamp Chestnut Oak, Water Oak) / American Holly / Slender Woodoats Forest
Colloquial Name: South Atlantic Coastal Plain Oak Flatwoods Forest
Hierarchy Level: Association
Type Concept: This forest occurs on slight upland rises in a very flat, wet landscape, in the Outer Coastal Plain of southeastern South Carolina and possibly eastern Georgia. The canopy is characterized by the presence of Quercus alba, Quercus nigra, and Quercus falcata. Other canopy trees include Quercus pagoda, Pinus taeda, Pinus glabra, Carya glabra, Carya alba, Fagus grandifolia, and Liquidambar styraciflua. The subcanopy may include Fagus grandifolia, Carpinus caroliniana ssp. caroliniana, Cornus florida, Persea palustris, Magnolia grandiflora, and (rarely) Ostrya virginiana. The shrub stratum includes Symplocos tinctoria, Ilex vomitoria, Vaccinium tenellum, and Leucothoe axillaris. The herb stratum is sparse and includes Chasmanthium laxum, Chasmanthium sessiliflorum, Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia, Mitchella repens, Smilax pumila, and Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum.
Diagnostic Characteristics: No Data Available
Rationale for Nominal Species or Physiognomic Features:
Classification Comments: Examples occur at Nemours Plantation (Beaufort County, South Carolina).
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Physiognomy and Structure: No Data Available
Floristics: The canopy of this association is characterized by the presence of Quercus alba, Quercus nigra, and Quercus falcata. Other canopy trees include Quercus pagoda, Pinus taeda, Pinus glabra, Carya glabra, Carya alba, Fagus grandifolia, and Liquidambar styraciflua. The subcanopy may include Fagus grandifolia, Carpinus caroliniana ssp. caroliniana, Cornus florida, Persea palustris, Magnolia grandiflora, and (rarely) Ostrya virginiana. The shrub stratum includes Symplocos tinctoria, Ilex vomitoria, Vaccinium tenellum, and Leucothoe axillaris. The herb stratum is sparse and includes Chasmanthium laxum, Chasmanthium sessiliflorum, Hexastylis arifolia var. arifolia, Mitchella repens, Smilax pumila, and Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum.
Dynamics: No Data Available
Environmental Description: This forest occurs on slight upland rises in a very flat, wet landscape, in the Outer Coastal Plain of southeastern South Carolina and possibly eastern Georgia.
Geographic Range: This forest occurs on slight upland rises in a very flat, wet landscape, in the Outer Coastal Plain of southeastern South Carolina and possibly eastern Georgia.
Nations: US
States/Provinces: GA?, SC
US Forest Service Ecoregions (1994/1995)
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Province Name: Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forest Province
Province Code: 232    Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Atlantic Coastal Flatwoods Section
Section Code: 232C     Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Omernik Ecoregions:
Confidence Level: Low - Poorly Documented
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Grank: G3G4
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Concept Author(s): A.S. Weakley
Author of Description: A.S. Weakley
Acknowledgements:
Version Date: 29Dec1998
References:
  • Southeastern Ecology Working Group of NatureServe. No date. International Ecological Classification Standard: International Vegetation Classification. Terrestrial Vegetation. NatureServe, Durham, NC.