Vegetation and community types of the Chihuahuan Desert

TitleVegetation and community types of the Chihuahuan Desert
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsHenrickson J, Johnston MC
EditorBarlow JC, A. Powell M, Timmermann BN(eds.)
Conference NameSecond Symposium on Resources of the Chihuahuan Desert Region: United States and Mexico
Pagination20-39
Date PublishedOctober 20-21, 1
PublisherAllen Press
Conference LocationChihuahuan Desert Research Institute, Sul Ross State University
Call Number00116
Keywordsabstract, abstracts, chaparral community, community types, conference, conference proceedings, conferences, grassland community, montane chaparral community, montane woodland community, proceeding, proceedings, shrub community, vegetation types, woodland community
Abstract A classification of plant communities of the Chihuahuan Desert Region, inclusive of all montane habitats is presented. A total of 16 intergrading communities is recognized including eight Desert Scrub and Woodland communities: Chihuahuan Desert Scrub (with 5 facies), Lechuguilla Scrub, Yucca Woodland, Prosopis-Atriplex Scrub, Alkali Scrub, Gypsophilous Scrub, Arborescent Cactus Scrub, and Riparian Woodland; three Grassland communities: Grama Grassland, Sacaton Grassland, and Tobosa Grassland; a Chaparral community: Montane Chaparral; and four Montane Woodland communities: Juniper-Pinyon Woodland, Oak Woodland, Pine Woodland, and Mixed Fir Forest. Representative species in each are listed.
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