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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: A Bibliography of Important Plant Species in the Chihuahuan Desert of North America (1904-2002)

Authors
item Hochstrasser, Tamara - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV
item Peters, Debra
item Fehmi, Jeffrey - US ARMY, ERDC/CERL
item Von Finger, Kevin - US ARMY, FT BLISS, TX

Submitted to: US Army Corp of Engineers Technical Report
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: July 1, 2002
Publication Date: July 1, 2002
Citation: HOCHSTRASSER, T., PETERS, D.C., FEHMI, J., VON FINGER, K. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF IMPORTANT PLANT SPECIES IN THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT OF NORTH AMERICA (1904-2002). WIENKE, G.J., EDITOR. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, CHAMPAIGN, IL. 2002. ERDC/CERL SR-02-8.

Interpretive Summary: Interpretive summary not required for government publications.

Technical Abstract: Desert covers an area of 453,000 km2 in the United States and Mexico. Managers of military lands in the desert require a detailed understanding of installation natural resources. A comprehensive bibliography of current research and information on desert plants is needed. The objective of this work was to assemble as much published ecological information as possible about five dominant arid land species found in the North American Chihuahuan Desert. The species of focus were selected because of their importance in the desert grassland and shrubland communities of the desert. Chapter 2 contains selected references that significantly contribute to the understanding of arid land ecology but do not specifically speak about the species of interest. Chapter 3 contains reference information on Bouteloua eriopoda (black grama). Chapter 4 contains references on Pleuraphis mutica (=Hilaria mutica, tobosa). Chapter 5 contains Larrea tridentata (creosotebush). Chapter 6 contains Prosopis glandulosa (honey mesquite). Chapter 7 contains Flourensia cernua (tarbush). Furthermore, information gathered on an important subdominant half-shrub, Gutierrezia sarothrae (=Xanthocephalum sarothrae, broom snakeweed), is presented in Chapter 8. Chapter 9 contains reference information on the ecology of annual species.

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