Torrey pine stands
Section: stnd Unique Stands
Series formation: 
Series height:<15m
Series canopy cover:?
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   175
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:eroded coastal bluffs, maritime terraces, slopes. Soils sandstone or diato-maceous-derived.
Reference:Torrey pine range in CA (Griffin & Critchfield 1972). Ledig (1984), Paysen et al. (1980), Philbrick & Haller (1977), Vogl et al. (1977).
Comments:Three populations exist [about 9000 trees]. The mainland population occurs at Torrey Pines State Reserve in San Diego Co. o-SoCo. This is the typical subspecies ( Pinus torreyana ssp. torreyana ), and it occurs with common and local coastal scrub and chaparral species. Local endemics include Encinitas baccharis (a CNPS List 1B plant), Nuttall scrub oak (a CNPS List 1B plant), sea-dahlia (a CNPS List 2 plant), and white coast ceanothus (a CNPS L st 2 plant) (Skinner & Pavlik 1994). The two Santa Rosa Island Torrey pine populations ( P. t. ssp. insularis ) occur in Santa Barbara Co. ChaI. The two subspecies differ in needle and cone characters (Haller 1967). Both subspecies are rare (CNPS List 1B plants) (Skinner & Pavlik 1994). Descriptions suggest that Torrey pine associates with local series rather than forming one. Mainland and island populations have few species in common (Philbrick & Haller 1977, Vogl et al. 1977).
Plot based descriptions:NDDB has plot data on file for Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego Co. o-SoCo.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed needle-leafed evergreen-cold deciduous woodland
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