Baker cypress stands
Section: stnd Unique Stands
Series formation:e
Series height:<30 m
Series canopy cover:cio
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):1150
(upper):   2100
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:Soils basalt, ultramafic-derived, sterile.
Reference:Baker cypress range in CA (Griffin & Critchfield 1972). Kruckeberg (1984), Murray (1988), Paysen et al. (1980), Vogl et al. (1977), Wolf & Wagener (1948).
Comments:Nine Baker cypress populations exist. They occur on local parent materials over a wide elevation range. Two subspecies, Baker cypress ( Cupressus bakeri ssp. bakeri ) and Matthew cypress ( C. b. ssp. matthew ) are recognized; the latter growing in m-KlaR and at Goosenest in m-CasR, whereas Baker cypress grows in m-CasR both north and south of the Goosenest popula and in m-SN. The Jepson Manual does not recognize the subspecies. Both subspecies are included here. This cypress associates with local series, since other species growing with Baker cypress are drastically different among populations. Baker cypress is rare (a CNPS List 4 plant) in CA (Skinner & Pavlik 1994) and endangered in OR.
Plot based descriptions:Keeler-Wolf (1985b, 1988c) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) describes the Mud Lake and Wheel Peak populations included in the Mud Lake RNA in Plumas Co. m-SN; Keeler-Wolf (1990b) stands at Tim Crater candidate RNA in Siskiyou Co. ModP.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar needle-leaved evergreen forest
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Baker cypress stands
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Baker cypress stands
Common species: View common species for: Baker cypress stands

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