Scrub oak - chaparral whitethorn series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<3m
Series canopy cover:?
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):300
(upper):   1600
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:[not available]
Comments:The term scrub oak has been used for several shrubby live oaks. The jepson Manual applies the name Quercus dumosa, Nuttall scrub oak, to a rare (a CNPS List 1B plant) SoCo species (Skinner & Pavlik 1994). References in the ecological literature to Q. dumosa are more appropriately Q. berberididfolia which ranges through much of Cis-CA. Desert scrub oak, interior live oak, and the rarer Muller oak, Tucker oak, and Palmer oak are also called scrub oaks. Careful identification of the oaks in a stand will be necesssary to correctly assign them to a series. [see California juniper series, Interior live oak shrub series]. This series difinition follows Gordon & White (1994). If scrub oak or chaparral whitethorne cover is >60% then the stand is a member of the Scrub oak series or chaparral whitethorn series. Stands with localized species as Cleveland monkeyflower (a CNPS List 4 plant), Dunn mariposa lily ( a CNPS List 1B plant), or white coast ceanothus ( a CNPS List 2 plant) may occur in this series (Skinner & Pavlik 1994)
Plot based descriptions:[not available]
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed broad-leaved evergreen-cold deciduous woodland
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