Bristlecone pine series
Section: tree Series Dominated by Trees
Series formation: 
Series height:<18 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):2600
(upper):   3600
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:all slopes, especially ridges and up-per slopes below forestline. Soil dolomitic, limestone, or granitic-derived.
Reference:Bristlecone pine range in CA (Griffin & Critchfield 1972). Beasley & Klemmedson (1980), Billings & Thompson (1957), Fritts (1969), Hawksworth & Bailey (1980), Lanner (1984), Lloyd & Mitchell (1973), Marchand (1973), Mooney (1973), Mooney et al. (1962), Paysen et al. (1980), Schulman (1954), Vasek & Thorne (1977), Wright & Mooney (1965).
Comments:Bristlecone pine may form single specific stands or mix with limber pine. The most famous stands are at Schulman Grove in the White Mountain R NA (Keeler-Wolf 1990e) and in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Botanical Area in Inyo Co. WIS. Here the Bristlecone pine grows on dolomite. Keeler-Wolf (1990e) qualitatively describes forests of Bristlecone pine and limber pine at Whippoorwill Flat RNA in Inyo Co. WIS. Bristlecone pine is rare (a CNPS List 4 plant) (Skinner & Pavlik 1994).
Plot based descriptions:Taylor (1979) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) defines two associations at the White Mountain RNA in Inyo Co. WIS.
Series Association:Taylor (1979): Bristlecone pine association, Bristlecone pine/littleleaf mountain-mahogany association.
FormationTemperate or sub-polar needle-leaved evergreen forest
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Bristlecone pine series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Bristlecone pine series
Common species: View common species for: Bristlecone pine series

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