Curlleaf mountain-mahogany series
Section: tree Series Dominated by Trees
Series formation: 
Series height:<10 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):1200
(upper):   3000
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:ridges, upper slopes. Soils sedimen-tary, ultramafic, volcanic-derived, shallow.
Reference:Davis (1994a, 1994b), Paysen et al. (1980), West (1988), Young et al. (1977).
Comments:Curlleaf mountain-mahogany has a wide range in CA. On rocky ridges and steep slopes with thin soil, this plant can be the sole tall shrub or small tree. Other trees may be present in these areas as well. Trees, if present, are from series of the region. The degree of canopy development varies. Curlleaf mountain-mahogany can occur in other series as a secondary component as well. Young et al. (1977) qualitatively describe two types. The Jepson Manual recognizes two varieties of curlleaf mountain-mahogany. Cercocarpus ledifolius var. l. is uncommon in comparison to C. l. var. intermontanus. Littleleaf mountain-mahogany may dominate on rock outcrops in WIS. Stands are included in this series at this time. Keeler-Wolf (1990e) qualitatively describes curlleaf mountain-mahogany stands at Sugar Creek candidate RNA in Siskiyou Co. su-KlaR; Jenson (1989) Raider Basin candidate RNA in Modoc Co. WarR; Keeler-Wolf (1990e) littleleaf mountain-mah ogany stands at Whippoorwill Flat RNA in Inyo Co. WIS.
Plot based descriptions:Keeler-Wolf (1987a) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) describes stands at Crater Creek candidate RNA in Siskiyou Co. e. su-KlaR. The three structural forms of the series exist there. Jensen & Schierenbeck (1990) report tree density, frequency, and cover at Raider asin candidate RNA in Modoc Co. WarR.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed broad-leaved evergreen-cold deciduous woodland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Curlleaf mountain-mahogany series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Curlleaf mountain-mahogany series
Common species: View common species for: Curlleaf mountain-mahogany series

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