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General Technical Report

Title: A vegetation classification system applied to southern California

Author: Paysen, Timothy E.; Derby, Jeanine A.; Black, Hugh, Jr.; Bleich, Vernon C.; Mincks, John W.

Date: 1980

Source:General Techical Report PSW-45, Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 33 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-045

Description: A classification system for use in describing vegetation has been developed and is being applied to southern California. It is based upon a hierarchical stratification of vegetation, using physiognomic and taxonomic criteria. The system categories are Formation, Subformation. Series, Association, and Phase. Formations, Subformations, and Series have been specified for current southern California plant communities. The system has application to local resource management activities and will serve as a framework for resource assessment reporting as it applies to vegetation.

Key Words: Vegetation types, plant community classification, taxonomy, southern California

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Paysen, Timothy E.; Derby, Jeanine A.; Black, Hugh, Jr.; Bleich, Vernon C.; Mincks, John W.  1980.  A vegetation classification system applied to southern California.  General Techical Report PSW-45, Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 33 p.

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