Chamise series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<3 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):10
(upper):   1800
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:all slopes. Soils shallow, may be mafic-derived.
Reference:Davis & Hickson (1988), Hanes (1977, 1981, 1994), Horton (1960), Keeley (1992, 1993), Keeley & Keeley (1988), Hanes (1967, 1994), Pase (1982a), Patric & Hanes (1964), Paysen et al. (1980), Schmida & Whittaker (1981), Stohlgren et al. (1984), Vogl & Schorr (1972), Zammit & Zedler (1988).
Comments:This series definition follows Gordon & White (1994). Chamise occurs in many chaparral, coastal scrub, and tree series, but it does not dominate as it does in this series.
Plot based descriptions:Gray (1978) describes stands at Snow Mountain in Lake Co., Rundel (1991) stands at Wilder Ridge candidate RNA in Tehama Co. i-NorCo; Cole (1980) reports cover for stands at Purisima Hills in o-CenCo; Bauer (1936) describes stands in the Santa Monica Mountains, Meier (1979) Keeler-Wolf (1990e) stands at Fern Canyon RNA in Los Angeles Co. i-SoCo; Keeley & Keeley (1988) three stands, m-TraR, f-SN; Gordon & White (1994) defines 11 associations in m-TraR, SoCo.
Series Association:Gordon & White (1994): Chamise-(bigberry manzanita) association, Chamise-(black sage) association, Chamise-(California buckwheat-white sage) association, Chamise-(chaparral yucca) association, Chamise-(cupleaf ceanothus) association, Chamise-(cupleaf ceanothus-mafic soils) association, Chamise-(Eastwood manzanita) association, Chamise-(hoaryleaf ceanothus) association, Chamise-(scrub oak) association, Chamise-(wedgeleaf ceanothus) association, Chamise-(woollyleaf ceanothus) association.
FormationTemperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Chamise series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Chamise series
Common species: View common species for: Chamise series

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