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Ligustrum sinense Ruderal Upland Shrubland
Translated Name: Chinese Privet Ruderal Upland Shrubland
Common Name: Ruderal Upland Chinese Privet Shrubland
Unique Identifier: CEGL003807
Classification Approach: International Vegetation Classification (IVC)
Summary: This shrubland association comprises upland and wetland areas heavily infested with the exotic Ligustrum sinense to the exclusion of canopy trees.



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 Exotic Ruderal 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 (01Dec1997)
Rounded Global Status: GNA - Not Applicable

Distribution
Color legend for Distribution Map
United States Distribution: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NCpotentially occurs, SC, TN
Global Distribution: United States
Global Range: This invasive community is found throughout the southeastern United States from Virginia to Florida and west to Arkansas and Louisiana.

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
Province Name: Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Continental) Province
Province Code: 222 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Interior Low Plateau, Highland Rim Section
Section Code: 222E 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: Coastal Plain Middle Section
Section Code: 231B Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Southern Cumberland Plateau Section
Section Code: 231C Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Arkansas Valley Section
Section Code: 231G Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
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
Province Name: Lower Mississippi Riverine Forest Province
Province Code: 234 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Mississippi Alluvial Basin Section
Section Code: 234A Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Division Name: Subtropical Regime Mountains
Province Name: Ouachita Mixed Forest - Meadow Province
Province Code: M231 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain


Vegetation

Vegetation Summary: This community is usually a monoculture of Ligustrum sinense.

Vegetation Composition (incomplete)
Species Name Rounded Global Status Growth Form Stratum Charact-
eristic
Dominant Constant
Cover Class %
Con-
stancy
%
Ligustrum sinense GNA Broad-leaved evergreen shrub Shrub/sapling (tall & short)    
 
 


Environmental Setting

Wetland Indicator: N
Environmental Summary: This community exists in disturbed bottomlands and uplands, usually highly fragmented, where they can establish and exclude almost all native species.


Dynamic Processes


Plot Sampling & Classification Analysis

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Authors/Contributors
Concept Author(s): A.S. Weakley
Element Description Edition Date: 27Mar2003
Element Description Author(s): A.S. Weakley

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


References
  • Nordman, C. 2004a. Vascular plant community classification for Stones River National Battlefield. NatureServe, Durham, NC. 64 pp. plus appendices and CD.

  • Nordman, C., M. Russo, and L. Smart. 2011. Vegetation types of the Natchez Trace Parkway, based on the U.S. National Vegetation Classification. NatureServe Central Databases (International Ecological Classification Standard: Terrestrial Ecological Classifications). Arlington, VA. Data current as of 11 April 2011. 548 pp.

  • Schotz, A., H. Summer, and R. White, Jr. 2008. Vascular plant inventory and ecological community classification for Little River Canyon National Preserve. NatureServe, Durham, NC. 244 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, 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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