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Quercus alba - Carya glabra / Mixed Herbs Coastal Plain Forest
Translated Name: White Oak - Pignut Hickory / Mixed Herbs Coastal Plain Forest
Common Name: Coastal Plain Acidic Mesic Oak - Hickory Forest
Unique Identifier: CEGL007226
Classification Approach: International Vegetation Classification (IVC)
Summary: This community is an oak-hickory forest of the East Gulf Coastal Plain of Mississippi, extending into adjacent areas, including possibly Alabama and Georgia. The canopy of stands of this type documented in Mississippi are dominated by Quercus alba with a significant amount of hickory (especially Carya glabra) also present. These stands lack Quercus rubra, Quercus falcata, and Quercus stellata. Minor amounts of Quercus coccinea are present in some stands. Other overstory trees known to be present include Pinus echinata.



Classification

Classification Confidence: Low - Poorly Documented
Classification Comments: This association needs clarification and expansion, and subsequent range determination.

Vegetation Hierarchy
Class 1 - Forest & Woodland
Subclass 1.B - Temperate & Boreal Forest & Woodland
Formation 1.B.1 - Warm Temperate Forest & Woodland
Division 1.B.1.Na - Southeastern North American Forest & Woodland
Macrogroup Southern Mesic Mixed Broadleaf Forest
Group Southern Mesic Beech - Oak - Mixed Deciduous Forest
Alliance Coastal Plain Mesic Oak - Hickory Forest

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

Similar Associations
Unique Identifier Name
CEGL004321 Quercus alba - Carya alba / Oxydendrum arboreum / Gaylussacia frondosa Coastal Plain Forest
CEGL006075 Fagus grandifolia - Quercus (alba, rubra) - Liriodendron tulipifera / (Ilex opaca var. opaca) Forest
CEGL007225 Quercus alba - Carya glabra - Carya alba / Aesculus pavia Forest
CEGL007862 Quercus alba - Quercus nigra / Ilex opaca / Clethra alnifolia - Arundinaria gigantea ssp. tecta Forest
CEGL008475 Quercus alba - Quercus rubra - Carya alba / Vaccinium stamineum / Desmodium nudiflorum Piedmont Forest



Related Concepts from Other Classifications


Ecological Systems Placement

Ecological Systems Placement
Ecological System Unique ID Ecological System Name
CES203.241 Southern Atlantic Coastal Plain Dry and Dry-Mesic Oak Forest
CES203.483 East Gulf Coastal Plain Northern Dry Upland Hardwood Forest


NatureServe Conservation Status
Global Status: G4? (09Oct2001)
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure

Distribution
Color legend for Distribution Map
United States Distribution: ALpotentially occurs, GApotentially occurs, MS
Global Distribution: United States
Global Range: The actual range of this association is not known; it could include parts of the East Gulf Coastal Plain of Mississippi, extending into adjacent areas, including possibly Alabama and Georgia.

U.S. Forest Service Ecoregions
Domain Name: Humid Temperate Domain
Division Name: Subtropical Division
Province Name: Southeastern Mixed Forest Province
Province Code: 231 Occurrence Status: Predicted or probable
Section Name: Southern Appalachian Piedmont Section
Section Code: 231A Occurrence Status: Possible
Section Name: Coastal Plain Middle Section
Section Code: 231B Occurrence Status: Predicted or probable
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


Vegetation


Environmental Setting

Wetland Indicator: N


Dynamic Processes


Plot Sampling & Classification Analysis

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Authors/Contributors
Concept Author(s): D.J. Allard, mod. A.S. Weakley, K.D. Patterson and S. Landaal
Element Description Edition Date: 26Jul2011
Element Description Author(s): D.J. Allard
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 09Oct2001

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

  • Peet, R. K., T. R. Wentworth, M. P. Schafale, and A.S. Weakley. No date. Unpublished data of the North Carolina Vegetation Survey. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

  • Schotz, Al. Personal communication. Community Ecologist. Alabama Natural Heritage Program. Huntingdon College, Massey Hall, 1500 East Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106-2148.

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

  • Wieland, Ron G. Unpublished data. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Museum of Natural Science, Natural Heritage Program, Jackson, MS.


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