Huckleberry oak series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<2 m
Series canopy cover:ci
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):700
(upper):   2800
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:ridges, upper slopes, may be steep. Soils shallow, commonly granitic-derived, may be rocky.
Reference:Riser & Fry (1994), Sawyer & Thornburgh (1977b), Vankat & Major (1978).
Comments:Huckleberry oak occurs as scattered shrubs in forest understories or as the sole or dominant shrub in what is often called montane chaparral. This series is montane and subalpine, and is more extensive at the higher elevations. Self-perpetuating stands row on shallow soils; those transitional to forest occur on deeper soils. Bush chinquapin, primarily So-CA, shares shrub species and elevations with this series. Stands of these series can be differentiated on the importance of huckleberry oak. Huckleberry oak may only be a minor species in the Bush chinquapin series, were here it is the dominant species. Keeler-Wolf (1990e) qualitatively describes huckleberry oak stands as montane chaparral at Cedar Basin candidate RNA, Rock Creek Butte candidate RNA in Siskiyou Co., at Pearch Creek in Humboldt Co. m-KlaR; at Soda Ridg e candidate RNA, Green Island candidate RNA in Butte Co., Cub Creek RNA in Tehama Co. m-CasR; Mount Pleasant RNA in Plumas Co., Sugar Pine Point RNA in Nevada Co., Onion Creek in Placer Co., Bell Meadow RNA in Tuolumne Co. m-SN.
Plot based descriptions:Sawyer & Thornburgh (1977b) define a Huckleberry oak-greenleaf manzanita association on granites in Siskiyou and Trinity Cos. m-KlaR, su-KlaR.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed evergreen-deciduous shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Huckleberry oak series
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Common species: View common species for: Huckleberry oak series

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