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

The U.S. National
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Translated Name:White Oak - (Swamp Chestnut Oak, Water Oak) / American Holly / Slender Woodoats Forest
Colloquial Name:South Atlantic Coastal Plain Oak Flatwoods Forest
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.
No Data Available
Examples occur at Nemours Plantation (Beaufort County, South Carolina).
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Short Citation:
  • Southeastern Ecology Working Group n.d.
States/Provinces:GA?, SC
Nations:US
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.
US Forest Service Ecoregions
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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
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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.
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.
Low - Poorly Documented
No Data Available
Authors:
A.S. Weakley      Version Date: 29Dec1998


References:
  • Southeastern Ecology Working Group of NatureServe. No date. International Ecological Classification Standard: International Vegetation Classification. Terrestrial Vegetation. NatureServe, Durham, NC.


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For information on the process used to develop these descriptions see:

Faber-Langendoen, D., T. Keeler-Wolf, D. Meidinger, D. Tart, B. Hoagland, C. Josse, G. Navarro, S. Ponomarenko, J.-P. Saucier, A. Weakley, P. Comer. 2014. EcoVeg: A new approach to vegetation description and classification. Ecological Monographs 84:533-561 (erratum 85:473).

Franklin, S., D. Faber-Langendoen, M. Jennings, T. Keeler-Wolf, O. Loucks, A. McKerrow, R.K. Peet, and D. Roberts. 2012. Building the United States National Vegetation Classification. Annali di Botanica 2: 1-9.

Jennings, M. D., D. Faber-Langendoen, O. L. Louckes, R. K. Peet, and D. Roberts. 2009. Standards for associations and alliances of the U.S. National Vegetation Classification. Ecological Monographs 79(2):173-199.

FGDC [Federal Geographic Data Committee]. 2008. Vegetation Classification Standard, FGDC-STD-005, Version 2. Washington, DC., USA. [http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/vegetation/NVCS_V2_FINAL_2008-02.pdf]

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  • Implementation of the U.S. National Vegetation Classification Standard - Alexa McKerrow (amckerrow@usgs.gov)
  • NatureServe's Development of NVC Type Descriptions - Don Faber-Langendoen (don_faber- langendoen@natureserve.org)
  • Ecological Society of America's Review of the Type Descriptions Scott.Franklin@unco.edu
  • Federal Geographic Data Committee - Vegetation Subcommittee's Activities - Marianne Burke (mburke@fs.fed.us)