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CEGL001261 Larrea tridentata Monotype Shrubland

The U.S. National
Vegetation Classification
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Common (Translated Scientific) Name: Creosotebush Monotype Shrubland
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Hierarchy Level: Association
Type Concept:
Diagnostic Characteristics: No Data Available
Rationale for Nominal Species or Physiognomic Features:
Classification Comments: No Data Available
Similar NVC Types:
Larrea tridentata / Sparse Understory Shrubland, note:
Physiognomy and Structure: No Data Available
Dynamics: No Data Available
Environmental Description: No Data Available
Geographic Range:
Nations: US
States/Provinces: AZ, CA, NV
US Forest Service Ecoregions (1994/1995)
Domain Name:
Division Name:
Province Name: American Semi-Desert and Desert Province
Province Code: 322    Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Sonoran Desert Section
Section Code: 322B     Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Omernik Ecoregions:
Confidence Level: Low - Poorly Documented
Confidence Level Comments:
Grank: G5
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Synonomy: ? Larrea tridentata (Sawyer et al. 2009) [33.140.04]
= Larrea tridentata (Bourgeron and Engelking 1994)
= Larrea tridentata Association (Peterson 1984a)
= Larrea tridentata Association (Annable 1985)
= Larrea tridentata Monotype Association (Malusa 2003)
= Larrea tridentata Monotype Shrubland (Keeler-Wolf and Thomas 2000)
= Larrea tridentata Shrubland (Evens and Hartman 2007)
Concept Author(s): Western Ecology Group
Author of Description:
Version Date: 30Dec1899
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  • Evens, J. M., and S. Hartman. 2007. Vegetation survey and classification for the Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Coordinated Management Plan (NECO). CNPS Vegetation Program, Sacramento, CA.
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  • Keeler-Wolf, T., and K. Thomas. 2000. Draft descriptions of vegetation alliances for the Mojave Ecosystem Mapping project. California Natural Diversity Database, California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento.
  • Malusa, J. 2003. Vegetation of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. Report submitted to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, NPS Cooperative Agreement CA1248.00.002. TA. UA2-71, NPS Cooperative Agreement 1443CA860197006. USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Sonoran Desert Field Station, University of Arizona, Tucson.
  • Peterson, P. M. 1984a. Flora and physiognomy of the Cottonwood Mountains, Death Valley National Monument, California. University of Nevada Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Report CPSU/UNLV 022/06. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sawyer, J. O., T. Keeler-Wolf, and J. Evens. 2009. A manual of California vegetation. Second edition. California Native Plant Society, Sacramento CA. 1300 pp.
  • Shields, L. M., W. H. Rickard, and F. Drouet. 1959. A botanical study of nuclear effects at the Nevada Test Site. 1958 Annual Report, New Mexico Highlands University, to U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Western Ecology Working Group of NatureServe. No date. International Ecological Classification Standard: International Vegetation Classification. Terrestrial Vegetation. NatureServe, Boulder, CO.