Cercocarpus


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Cercocarpus

a North American genus of the Rosaceae plant family; includes C. breviflorus, C. montanus; contains cyanogenetic glycosides and may cause cyanide poisoning. Called also mountain mahogany.
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associated genera Quercus, Brickellia, Pinus, Garrya, Cercocarpus, and Juniperus, Windham 0236, 17 March 1981 (UT, ASC).
In the mountain and desert regions, try these plants instead: Cercocarpus intricatus (it can even be made into a ball-shaped topiary), Opuntia polyacantha, and Yucca rostrata.
In the featherweight sapling division, five new champions weighed in with 30-something points: littleleaf leucaena (38 points, Pima County, Arizona), Gregg ash (37 points, Big Bend National Park, Texas), purple-osier willow (33 points, Monroe County, New York), Virginia stewartia (33 points, Chesapeake County, Virginia), and birchleaf cercocarpus (30 points, Coconino National Forest, Arizona).
Ertter 1981, 12[male] (00172427-00172438), 10[female] (00172439-00172448), 2 nymphs (00172449, 00172450) Cercocarpus montanus (Rosaceae), l[male] (00172542), 9[female] (00172543-00172551) (AMNH).
turbinella (7 events) * - 74 specimens Ceanothus integerrimus (Rosaceae) (1 event) - 1 specimen Cercocarpus montanus (Rosaceae) (1 event) - 10 specimens Roburocoris grandiculus Quercus sp.
The chaparral community was characterized by Cercocarpus betuloides, Adenostoma fasciculatum, and Quercus wislizenii (Bowyer 1986a).
Quercus grisea and Quercus gravesii are found in their shrubby form accompanied by stunted individuals of Juniperus monosperma and Cercocarpus montanus.
Three of those are new champions, including the digger pine, a 201-point piute cypress in Sequoia National Forest, and a 146-point curl-leaf cercocarpus, also in Sequoia National Forest.
Species of plant Common name Pteridium aquilinum Western bracken fern Picea engelmannii Blue spruce Toxicodendron diversilobum Poison oak Artemisia californica Coastal sagebrush Artemisia douglasiana Mugwort Baccharis pilularis Coyote brush Lonicera interrupts Chaparral honeysuckle Non-local Lonicera Honeysuckle Sambucus mexicana Blue elderberry Arctostaphylos Manzanita Quercus agrifolia Coast live oak Quercus douglasii Blue oak Ribes californicum Hillside gooseberry Salvia mellifera Black sage Ceanothus cuneatus Buckbrush Cercocarpus betuloides California mountain-mahogany Rosa californica California wild rose Rubus ursinus Pacific blackberry Galium porrigens Bedstraw
Vegetation was similar on study areas, and included interior chaparral (Querces turbinella, Simmondsia chinensis, Cercocarpus betuloides), pinyon juniper (Pinus,Juniperus) woodlands, and mixed ponderosa pine (Pines ponderosa) forests (Brown, 1994).
Possibly the longest-reigning tree to be ousted is a curlleaf cercocarpus in Great Basin National Park, Nevada.