The distribution and productivity of <i>Flourensia cernua</i> D.C. (tarbush) in southern New Mexico

TitleThe distribution and productivity of Flourensia cernua D.C. (tarbush) in southern New Mexico
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1975
AuthorsO'Laughlin TConnor
Number of Pages74
Date Published1975
UniversityNew Mexico State University
CityLas Cruces, New Mexico
Thesis TypeM.S. Thesispp
Call Number00243
Keywordsdissertation, dissertations, Flourensia, distribution, Flourensia, plant cover, Flourensia, productivity, productivity,Flourensia, soil, Flourensia, theses, thesis
AbstractThe absolute cover and productivity pre new growth shoot of Flourensia cernua D.C. were looked at with respect to 16 selected soil variables and xylem sap potential along a 1400 m belt transect traversing 5 different plant communities near an enclosed basin in southern New Mexico.... Productivity per new growth shoot, xylem sap potentials, and soil water potentials were observed to be their highest in a Hilaria community with the lowest absolute cover value of Flourensia. The low absolute cover of Flourensia in this community was attributed primarily to the large absolute cover of Hilaria for it had been found by others that Flourensia will increase in disturbed Hilaria communities.