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CEGL001375 Parkinsonia microphylla - Larrea tridentata Shrubland

The U.S. National
Vegetation Classification
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Common (Translated Scientific) Name: Yellow Paloverde - Creosotebush Shrubland
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Hierarchy Level: Association
Type Concept:
Diagnostic Characteristics: No Data Available
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Classification Comments: No Data Available
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Physiognomy and Structure: No Data Available
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Dynamics: No Data Available
Environmental Description: No Data Available
Geographic Range:
Nations: US
States/Provinces: AZ, CA, NV
US Forest Service Ecoregions (1994/1995)
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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: G4
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Synonomy: = Cercidium microphyllum-Larrea tridentata (Bourgeron and Engelking 1994)
= Cercidium-Larrea Association (Ferguson 1950)
= Parkinsonia microphylla-Larrea tridentata Association (Evens et al. 2014)
< Parkinsonia microphylla (Foothill palo verde desert scrub) Alliance (Sawyer et al. 2009) [33.150.00]
< DRISCOLL FORMATION CODE:III.C.2.b. (Driscoll et al. 1984)
Concept Author(s): Western Ecology Group
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Acknowledgements:
Version Date: 30Dec1899
References:
  • Bourgeron, P. S., and L. D. Engelking, editors. 1994. A preliminary vegetation classification of the western United States. Unpublished report. The Nature Conservancy, Western Heritage Task Force, Boulder, CO. 175 pp. plus appendix.
  • Driscoll, R. S., D. L. Merkel, D. L. Radloff, D. E. Snyder, and J. S. Hagihara. 1984. An ecological land classification framework for the United States. Miscellaneous Publication No. 1439. USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC. 56 pp.
  • Evens, J. M., K. Sikes, D. Hastings, and J. Ratchford. 2014. Vegetation alliance descriptions for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Death Valley National Park and Mojave National Preserve. Unpublished report submitted to USDI National Park Service, Mojave Desert Network Inventory and Monitoring Program. California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. [http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/MOJN/rpts_pubs/rpts_pubs_main.cfm]
  • Ferguson, C. W. 1950. An ecological analysis of lower Sonoran zone relic vegetation in southcentral Arizona. Unpublished thesis. University of Arizona, Tucson. 41 pp.
  • 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.
  • Western Ecology Working Group of NatureServe. No date. International Ecological Classification Standard: International Vegetation Classification. Terrestrial Vegetation. NatureServe, Boulder, CO.