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Phyllostachys aurea Ruderal Shrubland
Translated Name: Golden Bamboo Ruderal Shrubland
Common Name: Ruderal Golden Bamboo Shrubland
Unique Identifier: CEGL008560
Classification Approach: International Vegetation Classification (IVC)
Summary: This exotic bamboo association comprises uplands dominated by the exotic Phyllostachys aurea, where it has been planted or naturalized. This association is typically densely vegetated with tall woody stems, almost to the exclusion of all other species. The full range of this association is not well-documented, but it can potentially occur in most of the southeastern states north to southern New England.



Classification

Classification Confidence: Low - Poorly Documented

Vegetation Hierarchy
Class 2 - Shrub & Herb Vegetation
Subclass 2.B - Temperate & Boreal Grassland & Shrubland
Formation 2.B.2 - Temperate Grassland & Shrubland
Division 2.B.2.Ne - Southeastern North American Grassland & Shrubland
Macrogroup Southeastern Ruderal Grassland & Shrubland
Group Southeastern Ruderal Grassland & Shrubland
Alliance Eastern Ruderal Golden Bamboo Shrubland

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



Related Concepts from Other Classifications


Ecological Systems Placement

NatureServe Conservation Status
Global Status: GNA (03Oct2001)
Rounded Global Status: GNA - Not Applicable
Reasons: This shrubland represents vegetation dominated by an invasive exotic and thus does not receive a conservation status rank.

Distribution
Color legend for Distribution Map
United States Distribution: ALpotentially occurs, AR, DE, FL, GA, LApotentially occurs, MSpotentially occurs, NCpotentially occurs, SC, TN, TX, VA
Global Distribution: United States
Global Range: This vegetation is possible throughout the southeastern United States.

U.S. Forest Service Ecoregions
Domain Name: Humid Temperate Domain
Division Name: Hot Continental Division
Province Name: Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Oceanic) Province
Province Code: 221 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Northern Appalachian Piedmont Section
Section Code: 221D Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Division Name: Subtropical Division
Province Name: Southeastern Mixed Forest Province
Province Code: 231 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Southern Appalachian Piedmont Section
Section Code: 231A Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Eastern Gulf Prairies and Marshes Section
Section Code: 231F 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
Section Name: Louisiana Coast Prairies and Marshes Section
Section Code: 232E Occurrence Status: Predicted or probable
Division Name: Prairie Division
Province Name: Prairie Parkland (Subtropical) Province
Province Code: 255 Occurrence Status: Predicted or probable
Section Name: Central Gulf Prairies and Marshes Section
Section Code: 255D Occurrence Status: Predicted or probable


Vegetation

Vegetation Summary: This shrubland is usually a monoculture of Phyllostachys aurea with little light or resources reaching the understory.

Vegetation Composition (incomplete)
Species Name Rounded Global Status Growth Form Stratum Charact-
eristic
Dominant Constant
Cover Class %
Con-
stancy
%
Phyllostachys aurea GNA Bamboo tree Tall shrub/sapling  
 
 


Environmental Setting

Wetland Indicator: N
Environmental Summary: This association is found on disturbed lands, often near creeks and other mesic areas.


Dynamic Processes


Plot Sampling & Classification Analysis

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Authors/Contributors
Concept Author(s): R.E. Evans
Element Description Edition Date: 07Aug2007
Element Description Author(s): R. White and L.A. Sneddon
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 03Oct2001
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author(s): R.E. Evans

Ecological data developed by NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs (see Local Programs) and other contributors and cooperators (see Sources).


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

  • Patterson, K. D. 2008c. Vegetation classification and mapping at Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia. Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR--2008/129. National Park Service, Philadelphia, PA. 369 pp.

  • 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.

  • TDNH [Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage]. No date. Unpublished data. Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage, Nashville, TN.

  • White, Jr., R. D. 2004. Vascular plant inventory and plant community classification for Cowpens National Battlefield. NatureServe, Durham, NC. 126 pp.

  • White, Jr., R. D., and T. Govus. 2005. Vascular plant inventory and plant community classification for Kings Mountain National Military Park. NatureServe, Durham, NC. 178 pp.

  • White, R. D., Jr., and T. Govus. 2003. Vascular plant inventory and plant community classification for Ninety Six National Historic Site. Prepared for the National Park Service. NatureServe, Durham, NC. 146 pp.


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