|Translated Name:||American Beech - Bitternut Hickory - Swamp Chestnut Oak/ American Holly / Mayapple Forest|
|Colloquial Name:||Northern Coastal Plain Beech - Mixed Hardwood Floodplain Forest|
|Name:||Database Code:||Classification Code:|
|Class||1 Forest & Woodland||C01||1|
|Subclass||1.B Temperate & Boreal Forest & Woodland||S15||1.B|
|Formation||1.B.1 Warm Temperate Forest & Woodland||F018||1.B.1|
|Division||1.B.1.Na Southeastern North American Forest & Woodland||D006||1.B.1.Na|
|Macrogroup||M008 Southern Mesic Mixed Broadleaf Forest||M008||1.B.1.Na.3|
|Group||G166 Southern Mesic Beech - Oak - Mixed Deciduous Forest||G166||1.B.1.Na.3.b|
|Alliance||A2059 Mesic Southern Coastal Plain Deciduous Forest||A2059|
|Association||CEGL006493 Northern Coastal Plain Beech - Mixed Hardwood Floodplain Forest||CEGL006493|
Related Type Name:CEGL006493 appears to be significantly "richer" than any of the related types.Short Citation:
|Range:||This association is known only from floodplains of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers in the central Coastal Plain of Virginia.|
|US Forest Service Ecoregions|
Province Name:Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forest Province
Province Code:232   Occurrence Status:Confident or certain
Section Name:Coastal Plains and Flatwoods, Lower Section
Section Code:232B     Occurrence Status:Confident or certain
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Author(s). publicationYear. Description Title [last revised revisionDate]. United States National Vegetation Classification. Federal Geographic Data Committee, Washington, D.C.
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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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