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Status and Distribution of Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands in the United States and Mexico

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2006, Status and Distribution of Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands in the United States and Mexico: .

Summary

Grasslands comprise a small part of the Chihuahuan Desert but are vital to the biological diversity of the ecoregion. Characteristic grasses of the Chihuahuan Desert are tobosa (Pleuraphis mutica) and black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda) but other common species include alakali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), big alkali sacaton (S. wrightii), mesa dropseed (S. flexuosus), blue grama (B. gracilis), sideoats grama (B. curtipendula ), hairy grama (B. hirsuta), slender grama (B. filiformis), chino grama (B. brevista), spruce top grama (B. chondrosioides), bush muhly (Muhlenbergia porteri), several three awns (Aristida spp.), and fluff grass (Dasyochloa pulchela) (Johnson 1974, Dinerstein et al. 2000). Many of the sites discussed in this paper [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Martha J Desmond
Co-Investigator :
Jennifer Atchley Montoya

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  • Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal

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noteDesmond, M. and J. Atchley Montoya. 2006. Status and Distribution of Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands in the United States and Mexico. USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS–P–40. 25 pp.

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