McNab cypress series
Section: tree Series Dominated by Trees
Series formation: 
Series height:<10 m
Series canopy cover:cio
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):300
(upper):   800
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:slopes, ridges. Soils basalt, conglomerate, gabbro, greenstone, ultramafic-derived, sterile.
Reference:McNab cypress range in CA (Griffin & Critchfield 1972), Kruckeberg (1984), Paysen et al. (1980), Vogl et al. (1977).
Comments:This is the most abundant and wide-spread cypre ss in the state. There are several large stands, and many smaller ones scattered in Nor-CA. It can grow with Sargent cypress, but McNab cypress tends to grow on upper slopes while Sargent cypress grows on lower slopes and ravines [ see Sargent cypress series]. Both can be found in the same stand.
Plot based descriptions:Keeler-Wolf (1983) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) reports density and basal area at Frenzel Creek RNA in Colusa Co. i-NorCo. This survey considered the cypress part of his serpentine chaparral. Sargent cypress also grows in this RNA.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed needle-leafed evergreen-cold deciduous forest
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: McNab cypress series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: McNab cypress series
Common species: View common species for: McNab cypress series

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