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A Vegetation Classification of Fire-Dependent Pinelands of Florida

Author(s): Susan C. Carr, Kevin M. Robertson and Robert K. Peet

Month: Jun
Year: 2010

Journal: Castanea
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Volume: 75
Issue: 2
Pages: 153-189

Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Floristics
Research Setting(s): Prairie, Sandhill, Savanna, Longleaf pine,Pine

Species Referenced: Dyschoriste oblongifolia (Oblongleaf snakeherb), Helianthus radula (Rayless sunflower), Hypericum cistifolium (Roundpod st. john's-wort), Hypericum hypericoides (St. andrew's-cross), Vernonia angustifolia (Tall ironweed),


In this floristic study of fire-dependent Florida pineland ecosystems, Hypericum cistifolium is identified as a component of the calcareous savanna vegetation community, Solidago odora var. odora is included in the "Panhandle Xeric Sandhill" community, and Vernonia angustifolia is included in the "North Florida Subxeric Sandhills" community. The authors identify Andropogon brachystachyus as an indicator species for the "Central Florida Flatwoods/Prairies" ecosystem, Dyschoriste oblongifolia as a member of the "North Florida Subxeric Sandhills" community, Helianthus radula as a member of the "Panhandle Silty Longleaf Woodlands" community and Hypericum hypericoides as a member of the "North Florida Longleaf Woodlands" community.

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Susan C. Carr, Kevin M. Robertson and Robert K. Peet. "A Vegetation Classification of Fire-Dependent Pinelands of Florida." Castanea 75.2 (2010): 153-189.

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ISSN: 0008-7475
DOI: 10.2179/09-016.1

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