Mediterranean California Lower Montane Black Oak-Conifer Forest

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Mediterranean California Lower Montane Black Oak-Conifer Forest is a major forest association and ecosystem of the California mixed evergreen forest bioregion in certain mountain ranges in California and southern Oregon in the Western United States; and Baja California in Northwest Mexico.[1][2][3]

Geography[edit]

From north to south, it is found in: the Klamath Range and inner North California Coast Ranges (between 915 and 1825 m); and continuing into the, in northern California (between 365 and 1675 m), in the western Sierra Nevada (between 600 and 2290 m), and in the Southern California Transverse and Peninsular Ranges (between 1525 and 2450 m).[1]

Average annual precipitation in the Lower Montane Black Oak-Conifer Forest zones is between 65 and 200 cm, with a growing season that is between four to seven months.[1][4]

Flora[edit]

The Lower Montane Black Oak-Conifer Forest can have:[1][3]

Trees
Shrubs

See also[edit]

Line notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d RICP.org: Lower Montane Coniferous Forest . accessed 9.22.2011
  2. ^ Ecological System Comprehensive Report. 2009
  3. ^ a b [C. Michael Hogan. 2008. California Black Oak: Quercus kelloggii, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg.]
  4. ^ Munz, Philip A. and David D. Keck. 1949. California Plant Communities. El Aliso, Vol. 2, No. 1: 87-105.

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