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CEGL001273 Larrea tridentata - Opuntia basilaris - Fouquieria splendens Shrubland

The U.S. National
Vegetation Classification
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Common (Translated Scientific) Name: Creosotebush - Beavertail Prickly-pear - Ocotillo 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
Dynamics: No Data Available
Environmental Description: No Data Available
Geographic Range:
Nations: US
States/Provinces: AZ, CA
US Forest Service Ecoregions (1994/1995)
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Province Name: American Semi-Desert and Desert Province
Province Code: 322    Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
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Section Code:     Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Omernik Ecoregions:
Confidence Level: Low - Poorly Documented
Confidence Level Comments:
Grank: G4
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Synonomy: = Larrea tridentata - Opuntia basilaris - Fouquieria splendens Association (Warren et al. 1982)
= Larrea tridentata-Opuntia basilaris-Fouquieria splendens (Bourgeron and Engelking 1994)
< DRISCOLL FORMATION CODE:III.C.1.a. (Driscoll et al. 1984)
Concept Author(s): Western Ecology Group
Author of Description:
Version Date: 30Dec1899
  • 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 Unpublished report.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.
  • Warren, P. L., K. L. Reichhardt, D. A. Mouat, B. T. Brown, and R. R. Johnson. 1982. Vegetation of Grand Canyon National Park. Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report 9. Tucson, AZ. 140 pp.
  • Western Ecology Working Group of NatureServe. No date. International Ecological Classification Standard: International Vegetation Classification. Terrestrial Vegetation. NatureServe, Boulder, CO.