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Cercocarpus Kunth: mountain-mahogany

Posted date: April 14, 2009
Publication Year: 
2008
Publication Series: 
Agricultural Handbook
Source: In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 381-384.
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Abstract

The mountain mahoganies - genus Cercocarpus - are 8 to 10 species of moderately to intricately branched shrubs or small trees that are endemic to dry coastal and interior mountains of the western United States and Mexico (Stutz 1990). Leaves are generally persistent and stems are unarmed. Two of the most widely distributed and utilized species are described here.

Citation

Kitchen, Stanley G. 2008. Cercocarpus Kunth: mountain-mahogany. In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 381-384.
Research Topics: 
Wildlife (or Fauna)