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SPECIES: Ribes velutinum | Desert Gooseberry
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION : Desert gooseberry ranges east from southeastern Washington and eastern Oregon to Idaho, south to Arizona, and west to the Tehachapi Mountains of California and the Sierra Nevada [8,9,28]. ECOSYSTEMS : FRES21 Ponderosa pine FRES29 Sagebrush FRES34 Chaparral-mountain shrub FRES35 Pinyon-juniper STATES : AZ CA ID NV OR UT WA ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS : DEVA GRCA LAME LABE ZION BLM PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGIONS : 4 Sierra Mountains 5 Columbia Plateau 6 Upper Basin and Range 7 Lower Basin and Range 8 Northern Rocky Mountains 9 Middle Rocky Mountains 10 Wyoming Basin 11 Southern Rocky Mountains 12 Colorado Plateau KUCHLER PLANT ASSOCIATIONS : K010 Ponderosa shrub forest K011 Western ponderosa forest K022 Great Basin pine forest K023 Juniper-pinyon woodland K024 Juniper steppe woodland K031 Oak-juniper woodlands K032 Transition between K031 and K037 K037 Mountain-mahogany-oak scrub K038 Great Basin sagebrush K055 Sagebrush steppe SAF COVER TYPES : 217 Aspen 220 Rocky Mountain juniper 237 Interior ponderosa pine 238 Western juniper 239 Pinyon-juniper SRM (RANGELAND) COVER TYPES : 104 Antelope bitterbrush-bluebunch wheatgrass 105 Antelope bitterbrush-Idaho fescue 107 Western juniper/big sagebrush/bluebunch wheatgrass 109 Ponderosa pine shrubland 209 Montane shrubland 210 Bitterbrush 314 Big sagebrush-bluebunch wheatgrass 315 Big sagebrush-Idaho fescue 317 Bitterbrush-bluebunch wheatgrass 318 Bitterbrush-Idaho fescue 322 Curlleaf mountain-mahogany-bluebunch wheatgrass 401 Basin big sagebrush 402 Mountain big sagebrush 403 Wyoming big sagebrush 406 Low sagebrush 407 Stiff sagebrush 412 Juniper-pinyon woodland 415 Curlleaf mountain-mahogany 416 True mountain-mahogany 417 Littleleaf mountain-mahogany 419 Bittercherry 420 Snowbrush 421 Chokecherry-serviceberry-rose 504 Juniper-pinyon pine woodland 509 Transition between oak-juniper woodland and mahogany-oak association 612 Sagebrush-grass 733 Juniper-oak HABITAT TYPES AND PLANT COMMUNITIES : Desert gooseberry occurs in sagebrush and mountain brush communities, coniferous forests, and woodlands in the Great Basin and adjacent mountains. In addition to the plant associations and cover types listed in preceding slots, desert gooseberry occurs in the desert gooseberry/basin wildrye (Leymus cinereus) community along the northern periphery of Lava Beds National Monument, California [4]. Species commonly associated with desert gooseberry but not previously mentioned include California red fir (Abies magnifica), white fir (A. concolor), mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana), sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana), whitebark pine (P. albicaulis) Jeffrey pine (P. jeffreyi), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), singleleaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla), serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.), spiny hopsage (Grayia spinosa), cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus spp.), broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae), wax currant (Ribes cereum), bottlebrush squirreltail (Elymus elymoides), western needlegrass (Stipa occidentalis), and horsebrush (Tetradymia spp.) [4,33,34,35].

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