Chamise-cupleaf ceanothus series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<3 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):600
(upper):   1800
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:slopes north-facing. Soils shallow, may be rocky.
Reference:Bullock & Chamela (1991), Hanes (1977, 1981, 1994), Horton (1960), Keeley (1993), Keeley & Keeley (1988), Pase (1982a), Patric & Hanes (1964), Vogl & Schorr (1972), Zammit & Zedler (1992).
Comments:Chamise occurs in many chaparral, coastal scrub, and tree series. If chamise has > 60% cover, the stand is a member of the Chamise series. If chamise cover is 30-60% and cupleaf ceanothus cover 30-60%, then the stand is a member of this series [see Chamise-bigberry manzanita series, Chamise-Eastwood manzanita series, Chamise-woollyleaf ceanothus series, Chamise-hoaryleaf ceanothus series, Chamise - mission-manzanita series, Chamise-wedgeleaf ceanothus series]. Further variation in stand composition can be handled at the association level.
Plot based descriptions:Gordon & White (1994) define two associations, Kummerow et al. (1985) present density data in San Diego Co. m-PenR.
Series Association:Gordon & White (1994): Chamise-cupleaf ceanothus association, Chamise/mafic soils association.
FormationTemperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Chamise-cupleaf ceanothus series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Chamise-cupleaf ceanothus series
Common species: View common species for: Chamise-cupleaf ceanothus series

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