Appendix 5
Reclassified Vegetation Types

The following vegetation types have been reclassified from the first edition of this manual, technical reports from studies within California, and/or the National Vegetation Classification (NatureServe 2007a). See the alliance descriptions for references and more information.

Considered for Alliance Status Location in this Edition of the Manual
TREE VEGETATION
Abies concolor-Abies x shastensis See the Abies magnifica-Abies concolor alliance description
Abies concolor-Calocedrus decurrens See the Abies concolor-Pinus lambertiana alliance description
Abies concolor-Pinus jeffreyi See the Pinus jeffreyi alliance description
Cercidium floridum See the Parkinsonia florida-Olneya tesota alliance description
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana-Lithocarpus densiflorus See the Pseudotsuga menziesii-Lithocarpus densiflorus alliance description
Parkinsonia florida-Olneya tesota-Psorothamnus spinosus See the Parkinsonia florida-Olneya tesota or Psorothamnus spinosus alliance descriptions
Pinus coulteri-Quercus chrysolepis See the Pinus coulteri alliance description
Pinus coulteri/Arctostaphylos glandulosa See the Pinus coulteri alliance description
Pinus jeffreyi-Pinus ponderosa See the Pinus jeffreyi or Pinus ponderosa alliance descriptions
Pinus ponderosa-Quercus kelloggii See the Quercus kelloggii alliance description
Platanus racemosa-Alnus rhombifolia See the Alnus rhombifolia alliance description
Platanus racemosa-Populus fremontii See the Platanus racemosa alliance description
Pseudotsuga macrocarpa-Quercus chrysolepis See the Pseudotsuga macrocarpa alliance description
Pseudotsuga menziesii-Acer macrophyllum See the Acer macrophyllum alliance description
Pseudotsuga menziesii-Arbutus menziesii See the Pseudotsuga menziesii alliance description
Pseudotsuga menziesii-Chrysolepis chrysophylla See the Pseudotsuga menziesii-Lithocarpus densiflora or Pseudotsuga menziesii alliance descriptions
Pseudotsuga menziesii-Quercus garryana See the Quercus garryana spp. garryana alliance description
Pseudotsuga menziesii-Tsuga heterophylla See the Tsuga heterophylla alliance description
SHRUB VEGETATION
Adenostoma fasciculatum-Ceanothus megacarpus See the Ceanothus megacarpus alliance description
Adenostoma sparsifolium-Cercocarpus montanus See the Adenostoma sparsifolium alliance description
Arctostaphylos glandulosa-Quercus wislizeni See the Arctostaphylos glandulosa alliance description
Arctostaphylos viscida ssp. pulchella See the Arctostaphylos viscida alliance description
Artemisia californica-Baccharis pilularis See the Baccharis pilularis alliance description
Artemisia californica-Salvia leucophylla See the Salvia leucophylla alliance description
Ceanothus megacarpus-Cercocarpus betuloides See the Ceanothus megacarpus alliance description
Ceanothus megacarpus-Prunus ilicifolia See the Ceanothus megacarpus alliance description
Ceanothus megacarpus-Rhamnus ilicifolia See the Ceanothus megacarpus alliance description
Cercocarpus montanus-Prunus ilicifolia See the Cercocarpus montanus alliance description
Encelia actoni See the Encelia virginensis alliance description
Encelia farinosa-Ambrosia dumosa See the Encelia farinosa alliance; but if E. farinosa <30% relative cover, See the Ambrosia dumosa alliance
Ericameria discoidea-Minuartia nuttallii See the Ericameria discoidea-Hulsea algida alliance description
Eriogonum fasciculatum-Encelia farinosa See the Encelia farinosa alliance description
Eriogonum fasciculatum-Salvia mellifera See the Eriogonum fasciculatum alliance description
Fouquieria splendens See the Larrea tridentata-Encelia farinosa other upland desert alliance descriptions
Gaultheria shallon See the Rubus (parviflorus, spectabilis, ursinus) alliance description
Gaultheria shallon-Vaccinium ovatum See the Rubus (parviflorus, spectabilis, ursinus) alliance description
Heteromeles arbutifolia-Prunus ilicifolia See the Prunus ilicifolia alliance description
Isomeris arborea-Ephedra californica-Ericameria linearifolia See the Ephedra californica and Ericameria linearifolia alliance descriptions
Lonicera conjugialis See the Salix lemmonnii alliance description and other montane alliances in the Sierra Nevada
Malosma laurina-Rhus integrifolia-Rhus ovata (Sumac) See the Malosma laurina, Rhus integrifolia, Rhus ovata alliance descriptions
Quercus berberidifolia-Ceanothus leucodermis See the Quercus berberidifolia alliance description
Quercus berberidifolia-Heteromeles arbutifolia See the Quercus berberidifolia alliance description
Quercus wislizeni-Ceanothus leucodermis See the Quercus wislizeni (shrub) alliance description
Quercus wislizeni-Cercocarpus betuloides See the Quercus wislizeni (shrub) alliance description
Quercus wislizeni-Quercus berberidifolia See the Quercus wislizeni (shrub) alliance description
Quercus wislizeni-Quercus chrysolepis See the Quercus wislizeni (shrub) alliance description
Rhus ovata-Malosma laurina See the Rhus ovata or Malosma laurina alliance descriptions
Rubus parviflorus See the Rubus (parviflorus, spectabilis, ursinus) alliance description
Rubus spectabilis See the Rubus (parviflorus, spectabilis, ursinus) alliance description
Salvia spp.-Eriogonum fasciculatum-Artemisia californica See the Artemisia californica-Eriogonum fasciculatum alliance description
Sambucus mexicana See the Sambucus nigra alliance description
Sambucus caerulea See the Sambucus nigra alliance description
Yucca brevifolia/Pleuraphis spp. See the Yucca brevifolia alliance description
Yucca whipplei-Eriogonum fasciculatum See the Eriogonum fasciculatum alliance
HERBACEOUS VEGETATION
Agrostis exarata See the Trifolium longipes or Muhlenbergia filiformis alliance descriptions
Agrostis gigantea See the Agrostis-Festuca arundinacea semi-natural stands
Agrostis stolonifera See the Agrostis-Festuca arundinacea semi-natural stands
Allium vallidum See the Carex scopulorum alliance description; Potter 2005
Astragalus bolanderi See the Cistanthe-Gayophytum alliance description
Atriplex triangularis See the Atriplex prostrata-Cotula coronopifolia alliance description
Brachypodium distachyon See the Bromus-Brachypodium distachyon alliance description
California annual grassland See the alliance descriptions for various annual plants
Calyptridium umbellatum-Achnatherum occidentale See the Calyptridium-Gayophytum alliance description
Carex utriculata See the Carex (utriculata, vesicaria) alliance description
Carex vesicaria See the Carex (utriculata, vesicaria) alliance description
Cotula coronopifolia See the Atriplex prostrata-Cotula coronopifolia alliance description
Deschampsia caespitosa var. holciformis See the Deschampsia caespitosa alliance description
Festuca roemeri See the Festuca idahoensis alliance description
Foeniculum vulgare See the Conium maculatum-Foeniculum vulgare type
Hulsea algida See the Ericameria discoidea-Hulsea algida alliance description
Juncus balticus See the Juncus arcticus alliance description
Juncus mexicanus See the Juncus arcticus alliance description
Lasthenia californica See the Lasthenia californica-Plantago erecta -Vulpia microstachys alliance description
Lotus corniculatus See the Lolium perenne and Juncus arcticus alliance descriptions; Keeler-Wolf and Vaghti 2000, Pickart 2006
Lupinus latifolius See the Senecio triangularis alliance description
Plantago erecta See the Lasthenia californica- Plantago erecta-Vulpia microstachys alliance description
Polygonum bistortoides See the Mimulus primuloides - Bistorta bistortoides alliance description
Raphanus sativus See the Brassica nigra and other mustards alliance description
Schoenoplectus californicus-Schoenoplectus acutus See the Schoenoplectus californicus alliance description
Schoenoplectus spp.-Typha spp. See the Schoenoplectus and Typha alliance descriptions
Typha (angustifolia, domingensis) See the Typha (angustifolia, domingensis, latifolia) alliance description
Typha latifolia See the Typha (angustifolia, domingensis, latifolia) alliance description
Typha spp. See the Typha (angustifolia, domingensis, latifolia) alliance description
Xanthium strumarium See the Persicaria/Polygonum alliance description