Mountain whitethorn series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<2 m
Series canopy cover:ci
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):900
(upper):   2900
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:ridges, upper slopes.
Reference:Paysen et al. (1980), Riser & Fry (19
Comments:Mountain whitethorn occurs as scattered individual shrubs in forest understories or as the sole or dominant shrub in what is often called montane chaparral. Self-perpetuating stands are unusual; instead, most stands are established after fire or logging and are transitional to various kinds of forest.
Plot based descriptions:none available.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Mountain whitethorn series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Mountain whitethorn series
Common species: View common species for: Mountain whitethorn series

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