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Paulownia tomentosa Ruderal Woodland
Translated Name: Princess-tree Ruderal Woodland
Common Name: Ruderal Princess-tree Woodland
Unique Identifier: CEGL003687
Classification Approach: International Vegetation Classification (IVC)
Summary: This woodland occurs on steep roadcuts, highway rights-of-way, and in other disturbed areas in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.



Classification

Classification Confidence: Low - Poorly Documented

Vegetation Hierarchy
Class 1 - Forest & Woodland
Subclass 1.B - Temperate & Boreal Forest & Woodland
Formation 1.B.2 - Cool Temperate Forest & Woodland
Division 1.B.2.Na - Eastern North American Forest & Woodland
Macrogroup Eastern North American Ruderal Forest
Group Eastern North American Exotic Ruderal Forest
Alliance Eastern Exotic Ruderal Forest

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



Related Concepts from Other Classifications

Other Related Concepts
Related Concept Name: Paulownia tomentosa
Relationship: = - Equivalent
Reference: Burns, R. M., and B. H. Honkala, technical coordinators. 1990b. Silvics of North America. Volume 2: Hardwoods. Agriculture Handbook 654. USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC. 877 pp.
Related Concept Name: Empress tree disturbed woodland
Relationship: ? - Undetermined
Reference: CAP [Central Appalachian Forest Working Group]. 1998. Central Appalachian Working group discussions. The Nature Conservancy, Boston, MA.
Related Concept Name: naturalized Paulownia tomentosa
Relationship: = - Equivalent
Reference: Williams, C. E. 1993. Age structure and importance of naturalized Paulownia tomentosa in a central Virginia streamside forest. Castanea 58:243-249.

Ecological Systems Placement

NatureServe Conservation Status
Global Status: GNA (04Jan2000)
Rounded Global Status: GNA - Not Applicable
Reasons: This vegetation is dominated by invasive alien species and is thus not a conservation priority.

Distribution
Color legend for Distribution Map
United States Distribution: NC, TN, VA
Global Distribution: United States
Global Range: This type occurs in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.

U.S. Forest Service Ecoregions
Domain Name: Humid Temperate Domain
Division Name: Hot Continental Division
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: Hot Continental Regime Mountains
Province Name: Central Appalachian Broadleaf Forest - Coniferous Forest - Meadow Province
Province Code: M221 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Blue Ridge Mountains Section
Section Code: M221D Occurrence Status: Confident or certain


Vegetation


Vegetation Composition (incomplete)
Species Name Rounded Global Status Growth Form Stratum Charact-
eristic
Dominant Constant
Cover Class %
Con-
stancy
%
Paulownia tomentosa GNA Broad-leaved deciduous tree Tree canopy  
 
 


Environmental Setting

Wetland Indicator: N


Dynamic Processes


Plot Sampling & Classification Analysis

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Authors/Contributors
Concept Author(s): S. Simon, G. Kauffman, D. Danley
Element Description Edition Date: 01Aug1994
Element Description Author(s): S. Simon, G. Kauffman, D. Danley
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 04Jan2000
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author(s): K.D. Patterson

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


References
  • Burns, R. M., and B. H. Honkala, technical coordinators. 1990b. Silvics of North America. Volume 2: Hardwoods. Agriculture Handbook 654. USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC. 877 pp.

  • CAP [Central Appalachian Forest Working Group]. 1998. Central Appalachian Working group discussions. The Nature Conservancy, Boston, MA.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Williams, C. E. 1993. Age structure and importance of naturalized Paulownia tomentosa in a central Virginia streamside forest. Castanea 58:243-249.


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