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Nyssa ogeche - (Nyssa biflora, Taxodium ascendens) Floodplain Forest
Translated Name: Ogeechee Tupelo - (Swamp Tupelo, Pond-cypress) Floodplain Forest
Common Name: Blackwater Ogeechee Tupelo Floodplain Forest
Unique Identifier: CEGL007392
Classification Approach: International Vegetation Classification (IVC)
Summary: This association occurs along blackwater streams in the South Atlantic and East Gulf coastal plains. Nyssa ogeche is dominant, often admixed with Nyssa biflora and/or Taxodium ascendens. Acer rubrum var. trilobum is often also present, and Quercus laurifolia and Liquidambar styraciflua may also occur. Cyrilla racemiflora may occur as a subcanopy tree.



Classification

Classification Confidence: Low - Poorly Documented
Classification Comments: This forest type occurs along the St. Mary's River, Florida.

Vegetation Hierarchy
Class 1 - Forest & Woodland
Subclass 1.B - Temperate & Boreal Forest & Woodland
Formation 1.B.3 - Temperate Flooded & Swamp Forest
Division 1.B.3.Nb - Southeastern North American Flooded & Swamp Forest
Macrogroup Southern Coastal Plain Floodplain Forest
Group Bald-cypress - Tupelo Floodplain Forest
Alliance Coatal Plain Tupelo Floodplain Forest

This is the revised vegetation hierarchy. For more information see Classification Sources and usnvc.org.

Similar Associations
Unique Identifier Name
CEGL004704 Nyssa ogeche - Magnolia virginiana / Crinum americanum Swamp Forest



Related Concepts from Other Classifications


Ecological Systems Placement

Ecological Systems Placement
Ecological System Unique ID Ecological System Name
CES203.066 Southern Atlantic Coastal Plain Large River Floodplain Forest
CES203.489 East Gulf Coastal Plain Large River Floodplain Forest
CES203.493 Southern Coastal Plain Blackwater River Floodplain Forest


NatureServe Conservation Status
Global Status: G4 (09Oct1997)
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure

Distribution
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United States Distribution: FL, GA, SCpotentially occurs
Global Distribution: United States
Global Range: This association occurs in the South Atlantic and East Gulf coastal plains of Georgia, Florida, and possibly South Carolina.

U.S. Forest Service Ecoregions
Domain Name: Humid Temperate Domain
Division Name: Subtropical Division
Province Name: Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forest Province
Province Code: 232 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Coastal Plains and Flatwoods, Lower Section
Section Code: 232B Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Atlantic Coastal Flatwoods Section
Section Code: 232C Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Florida Coastal Lowlands (Western) Section
Section Code: 232D Occurrence Status: Confident or certain


Vegetation

Vegetation Summary: Nyssa ogeche is dominant, often admixed with Nyssa biflora and/or Taxodium ascendens. Acer rubrum var. trilobum is often also present, and Quercus laurifolia and Liquidambar styraciflua may also occur. Cyrilla racemiflora may occur as a subcanopy tree. A stand from the Apalachicola National Forest tentatively assigned here (from the Ochlockonee River) contains Nyssa ogeche, Nyssa biflora, Betula nigra, and Taxodium distichum in the canopy; Fraxinus caroliniana, Nyssa ogeche, Planera aquatica, and Crataegus phaenopyrum in the subcanopy; Cornus foemina, Leucothoe racemosa, and Sabal minor as shrubs; and the woody vines Campsis radicans and Smilax walteri. The epiphyte Pleopeltis polypodioides ssp. michauxiana (= Polypodium polypodioides var. michauxianum) is also present (NatureServe Ecology - Southeastern U.S. unpubl. data). This river is not strictly a blackwater river, being described as "sand-bottomed" (Nordlie 1990).


Environmental Setting

Wetland Indicator: Y
Environmental Summary: This association occurs along blackwater streams.


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Authors/Contributors
Concept Author(s): A.S. Weakley
Element Description Edition Date: 19May2005
Element Description Author(s): A.S. Weakley

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References
  • NatureServe Ecology - Southeastern United States. No date. Unpublished data. NatureServe, Durham, NC.

  • Nordlie, F. G. 1990. Rivers and springs. Pages 392-425 in: R. L. Myers and J. J. Ewel, editors. Ecosystems of Florida. University of Central Florida Press, Orlando.

  • Southeastern Ecology Working Group of NatureServe. No date. International Ecological Classification Standard: International Vegetation Classification. Terrestrial Vegetation. NatureServe, Durham, NC.


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