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SPECIES: Chilopsis linearis | Desert Willow
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION : Desert willow is distributed from southwestern and Trans-Pecos Texas west to extreme southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, and southern California [21]. It is also found in northern Mexico. Subspecies linearis var. linearis occurs primarily east of the Rio Grande River in eastern New Mexico and western Texas, while subspecies arcuata occurs primarily west of the Rio Grande River [13]. ECOSYSTEMS : FRES30 Desert shrub FRES32 Texas savanna FRES33 Southwestern shrubsteppe FRES40 Desert grasslands STATES : AZ CA NV NM TX UT MEXICO ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS : AMIS BIBE CACA CHIR CORO FOBO GRCA GUMO JOTR LAME MOCA ORPI SAGU WHSA BLM PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGIONS : 7 Lower Basin and Range 12 Colorado Plateau 13 Rocky Mountain Piedmont KUCHLER PLANT ASSOCIATIONS : K027 Mesquite bosque K041 Creosotebush K042 Creosotebush - bursage K043 Paloverde - cactus shrub K044 Creosotebush - tarbush K054 Grama - tobosa prairie K058 Grama - tobosa shrubsteppe K059 Trans-Pecos shrub savanna K061 Mesquite - acacia savanna SAF COVER TYPES : 242 Mesquite SRM (RANGELAND) COVER TYPES : NO-ENTRY HABITAT TYPES AND PLANT COMMUNITIES : Desert willow sometimes codominates desert washes and water courses with other phreatophytes [see SITE CHARACTERISTICS for a list of codominant plants]. Published classification schemes listing desert willow as an indicator species or dominant part of the vegetation in community types (cts) or plant associations (pas) are listed below: Area Classification Authority s CA general veg. pas Paysen & others 1980 s CA general veg. cts Burk 1977

Related categories for Species: Chilopsis linearis | Desert Willow

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