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SPECIES: Purshia mexicana var. stansburiana | Stansbury Cliffrose
GENERAL DISTRIBUTION : Stansbury cliffrose is distributed from southwestern Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and southern California south to northern Mexico [33,93,96,97]. Mexican cliffrose occurs rarely in southern Arizona [41,51]. ECOSYSTEMS : FRES21 Ponderosa pine FRES28 Western hardwoods FRES29 Sagebrush FRES30 Desert shrub FRES34 Chaparral-mountain shrub FRES35 Pinyon-juniper STATES : AZ CA CO NV NM UT MEXICO ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS : AZRU BRCA CARE COLO CORO DEVA GICL GLCA HOVE MEVE MOCA NAVA PEFO RABR WUPA BLM PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGIONS : 3 Southern Pacific Border 6 Upper Basin and Range 7 Lower Basin and Range 11 Southern Rocky Mountains 12 Colorado Plateau KUCHLER PLANT ASSOCIATIONS : K019 Arizona pine forest K023 Juniper-pinyon woodland K031 Oak-juniper woodland K032 Transition between K031 and K037 K037 Mountain-mahogany-oak scrub K038 Great Basin sagebrush K039 Blackbrush K040 Saltbush-greasewood SAF COVER TYPES : 220 Rocky Mountain juniper 237 Interior ponderosa pine 239 Pinyon-juniper 241 Western live oak SRM (RANGELAND) COVER TYPES : 104 Antelope bitterbrush-bluebunch wheatgrass 105 Antelope bitterbrush-Idaho fescue 210 Bitterbrush 212 Blackbush 315 Big sagebrush-Idaho fescue 318 Bitterbrush-Idaho fescue 320 Black sagebrush-bluebunch wheatgrass 321 Black sagebrush-Idaho fescue 322 Curlleaf mountain-mahogany-bluebunch wheatgrass 401 Basin big sagebrush 402 Mountain big sagebrush 403 Wyoming big sagebrush 405 Black sagebrush 406 Low sagebrush 408 Other sagebrush types 412 Juniper-pinyon woodland 413 Gambel oak 414 Salt desert shrub 415 Curlleaf mountain-mahogany 416 True mountain-mahogany 417 Littleleaf mountain-mahogany 501 Saltbush-greasewood 503 Arizona chaparral 504 Juniper-pinyon pine woodland 509 Transition between oak-juniper woodland and mahogany-oak association HABITAT TYPES AND PLANT COMMUNITIES : Plant communities with Stansbury cliffrose include pinyon-jupiper (Pinus-Juniperus spp.) woodland; dry-site, open ponderosa pine (P. ponderosa var. ponderosa) and Arizona pine (P. ponderosa var. arizonica) forest; mountain brushland; salt and other desert shrublands; and desert shrubland-desert grassland ecotones. Plant species commonly associated with Stansbury cliffrose are listed below. Pinyon-juniper - Utah juniper (J. osteosperma), alligator juniper (J. deppeana), California juniper (J. californica), pinyon (P. edulis), shrub live oak (Quercus turbinella), Apache plume, desert sweet (Chamaebatiaria millefolium), agarito (Mahonia trifoloilata), banana yucca (Yucca baccata), Joshua tree (Y. brevifolia), Opuntia spp., New Mexico needlegrass (Stipa neomexicana), bottlebrush squirreltail (Elymus elymoides), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), fringed sagebrush (Artemisia frigida), and Louisiana sagewort (A. ludoviciana) [3,4,34,48]. Ponderosa and Arizona pines - antelope bitterbrush, Gambel oak (Q. gambelii), Oregon-grape (M. repens), blue grama, mountain muhly (Muhlenbergia montana), and Arizona threeawn (Aristida arizonica) [14,31,48]. Mountain brushland - mountain snowberry (Symphoricarposa oreophilus), Utah serviceberry (Amelanchier utahensis), Louisiana sagewort, Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda), and sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) [13,66]. Desert shrubland - fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens), green ephedra (Ephedra viridis), broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae), big galleta (Hilaria rigida) [103], bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata), and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) [12]. Vegetation typings describing Stansbury cliffrose as a plant community dominant are: A preliminary classification of the natural vegetation of Colorado [3] Forest and woodland habitat types (plant associations) of Arizona south of the Mogollon Rim and southwestern New Mexico [4] Vegetation and soils of Pine and Mathews Canyon Watersheds [7] (NV) A habitat type classification system for ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona [31] Forest and woodland habitat types (plant associations) of northern New Mexico and northern Arizona [48] Habitat and community relationships of cliffrose (Cowania mexicana var. stansburiana) in central Utah [66]

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