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Mojave Desert Scrub Vegetation

Todd Keeler-Wolf

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249554
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933361 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0022
Mojave Desert Scrub Vegetation

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Mojave Desert scrub vegetation includes all the shrub and woodland vegetation of the Mojave Desert Region below the cool desert zone. This chapter reviews the classification of Mojave Desert scrub vegetation, identifying environmental relationships among and between these types. These vegetation types include alkali sink vegetation, mesquite vegetation, desert riparian vegetation, saltbrush scrub, alkaline marshes, sand dunes, bajadas, hills, and washes.

Keywords: Mojave Desert; alkali sink vegetation; mesquite vegetation; desert riparian vegetation; saltbrush scrub; alkaline marshes; sand dunes; bajadas; hills; washes

Chapter.  30668 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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