Foothill palo verde-saguaro series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<3 m
Series canopy cover:?
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):150
(upper):   500
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:slopes, valleys. Soils metamorphic volcanic-derived; alluvial or colluvial.
Reference:Brum (1973), MacMahon (1988), Turner & Brown (1982).
Comments:Stands of the Foothill palo verde-saguaro series are known from Whipple Mountains San Bernardino Co. Saguaro is a rare plant (a CNPS List 2 plant) in CA (Skinner & Pavlik 1994). Foothill palo verde is a common plant in AZ [where it is highly safeguarded and Mexico, but is only known in CA from these mountains. Saguaro is known from other California locations along the Colorado River in Imperial and Riverside Cos. This is a case where one of the defining species is rare and it has a greater range in CA than does the series. This series is extensive in the Arizona upland region of the Sonoran Desert (Shreve & Wiggins 1964).
Plot based descriptions:NDDB has plot data on file for the Copper Basin area of the Whipple Mountains in San Bernardino Co. ColD.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed evergreen-deciduous shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Foothill palo verde-saguaro series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Foothill palo verde-saguaro series
Common species: View common species for: Foothill palo verde-saguaro series

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