Mesquite series
Section: tree Series Dominated by Trees
Series formation: 
Series height:<10m
Series canopy cover:?
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   1200
Wetland information:Wetlands:soils intermittently flooded, satu-rated. Water chemistry: fresh. floodplains; fringes of lake beds; sand dunes; stream-banks; surrounding alkali sinks; washes. Uplands: Rarely flooded margins of arroyos and washes. The national inventory of wet-land plants (Reed 1988) lists honey mesquite as a FACU and screw bean as a FAC.
Upland information: Uplands:Rarely flooded margins of arroyos and washes. The national inventory of wet-land plants (Reed 1988) lists honey mesquite as a FACU and screw bean as a FAC.
Reference:Brown (1982e), Burkart (1976), Hilu et al. (1982), MacMahon (1988), Martin (1980a), Paysen et al. (1980), Sharf et al. (1982), Vasek & Barbour (1977). Griffin and Critchfield 1972.
Comments:This series includes the tall, closed-canopied mesquite stands called Mesquite bosque of the MojD and ColD and the short, open-canopied honey mesquite scrub in the sj-CenV. The sj-CenV stands were probably established 120 years ago (Holland 1987, 1988). There are two introduced Prosopis species [ P. strombulifera, P. velutina ] in mesquite in ColD which are included in this series.
Plot based descriptions:Bradley (1970) describes stands in Death Valley National Monument in Inyo Co. MojD; Spolsky (1979) defines three associa-tions at Anza Borrego State Park in San Diego Co. ColD. Spolsky (1979): Mesquite dune scrub association, Acacia-mesquite thickets association, Mesquite dry lake association.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationExtremely xeromorphic deciduous woodland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Mesquite series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Mesquite series
Common species: View common species for: Mesquite series

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