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Chapter 20. Chenopod shrubsAuthor(s): E. Durant McArthur; Stephen B. Monsen
Source: In: Monsen, Stephen B.; Stevens, Richard; Shaw, Nancy L., comps. Restoring western ranges and wildlands, vol. 2. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-136-vol-2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 467-492
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionChenopod plants (Family Chenopodiaceae) are distributed worldwide but are especially prominent in some wet and dry saline or alkaline situations. Chenopods are both herbaceous and woody. The relative proportions of life-forms in the family is demonstrated by data from the important center of chenopod diversity in south-central Asia, where n = 341 species: 76 percent are herbaceous (mostly annual), 23 percent are shrubs or subshrubs, and 1 percent is arborescent (McArthur and Sanderson 1984; Shishkin 1936). Chenopod shrubs grow over wide expanses of Intermountain rangelands as well as on large saline and alkaline tracts on all continents, except Antarctica. In the Intermountain area, seven genera (table 1) with 28 species make important contributions to the landscapes or to revegetation needs.
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CitationMcArthur, E. Durant; Monsen, Stephen B. 2004. Chapter 20. Chenopod shrubs. In: Monsen, Stephen B.; Stevens, Richard; Shaw, Nancy L., comps. Restoring western ranges and wildlands, vol. 2. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-136-vol-2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 467-492
Keywordsrehabilitation, revegetation, plant ecology, seed, plant communities, wildlife habitat, invasive species, equipment, plant materials, native plants
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