Bush chinquapin series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<2 m
Series canopy cover:ci
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):800
(upper):   3300
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:ridges, upper slopes, may be steep. Soils shallow, commonly granitic-derived, may be rocky.
Reference:: Pase (1982a), Paysen et al. (1980), Solinas et al. (1985), Vankat & Major (1978).
Comments:Bush chinquapin occurs as scattered shrubs in forest understories or is the sole or dominant shrub in what is often called montane chaparral. This series is found in montane and subalpine elevations, and is more extensive at higher elevations. Self-perpetuating stands grow on shallow soils; those transitional to forest occur on deeper soils. Huckleberry oak series stands, which primarily grow in Nor-CA, share shrub species and elevations with this series. Stands of this series can be differentiated on the importance of huckleberry oak. In the Huckleberry oak series it is a major species, whereas here it is not an important species. Keeler-Wolf (1990e) qualitatively describes bush chinquapin stands at Mount Shasta Mudflow RNA in Siskiyou Co. m-KlaR; at Mud Lake RNA in Plumas Co. m-CasR.
Plot based descriptions:Conard & Rodosevich (1982) describe stands in terms of cover in Sierra Co. m-SN.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Bush chinquapin series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Bush chinquapin series
Common species: View common species for: Bush chinquapin series

Query California Vegetation Database by:
home | links | terms

 

© CNPS 1997