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Table 2 Scientific names and authority, common names, species codes, ecological zones, and number of unburned, burned, and total plots for woody species in Yosemite National Park, California, USA (1991 to 2017). The numbers of plots of each species that were analyzed are indicated in bold type. Nomenclature is from Jepson Flora Project (2019) and USDA, NRCS (2019)

From: The distribution of woody species in relation to climate and fire in Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Scientific name and authority Common name Species code Ecological zone Unburned plots Burned plots Total plots
Conifers
Abies concolor ([Gordon & Glend.] Lindl. ex Hildebr.) white fir ABCO Lower montane 116 50 166
Abies magnifica (A. Murray bis) California red fir ABMA Upper montane 59 15 74
Calocedrus decurrens ([Torr.] Florin) incense-cedar CADE27 Lower montane 116 48 164
Juniperus grandis (R.P. Adams) Sierra juniper JUGR Upper montane 25 0 25
Pinus albicaulis (Engelm.) whitebark pine PIAL Subalpine 35 0 35
Pinus contorta (Loudon) lodgepole pine PICOM4 Subalpine 120 8 128
Pinus jeffreyi (Grev. & Balf.) Jeffrey pine PIJE Upper montane 49 15 64
Pinus lambertiana (Douglas) sugar pine PILA Lower montane 82 47 129
Pinus monticola (Douglas ex D. Don) western white pine PIMO3 Upper montane 36 0 36
Pinus ponderosa (Douglas ex Lawson & C. Lawson) ponderosa pine PIPO Lower montane 81 42 123
Pinus sabiniana (D. Don) foothill pine PISA2 Foothill 8 2 10
Sequoiadendron giganteum ([Lindl.] J. Buchholz) giant sequoia SEGI2 Lower montane 8 7 15
Pseudotsuga menziesii ([Mirb.] Franco) Douglas-fir PSME Lower montane 18 3 21
Tsuga mertensiana ([Bong.] Carrière) mountain hemlock TSME Subalpine 23 1 24
Hardwoods
Acer macrophyllum (Pursh) big-leaf maple ACMA3 Lower montane 4 0 4
Aesculus californica ([Spach] Nutt.) California buckeye AECA Foothill 4 0 4
Alnus rhombifolia (Nutt.) white alder ALRH2 Lower montane 10 2 12
Cercis occidentalis (Torr. ex A. Gray) western redbud CEOC3 Foothill 5 0 5
Cornus nuttallii (Audubon) mountain dogwood CONU4 Lower montane 18 13 31
Populus tremuloides (Michx.) quaking aspen POTR5 Upper montane 9 2 11
Populus trichocarpa (Hook.) black cottonwood POTR15 Lower montane 1 1 2
Quercus douglasii (Hook. & Arn.) blue oak QUDO Foothill 1 1 2
Quercus chrysolepis (Liebm.) canyon live oak QUCH2 Lower montane 46 17 63
Quercus kelloggii (Newb.) California black oak QUKE Lower montane 74 37 111
Quercus lobata (Née) valley oak QULO Foothill 2 0 2
Quercus wislizeni (A. DC.) interior live oak QUWI Foothill 10 2 12
Umbellularia californica ([Hook. & Arn.] Nutt.) California laurel UMCA Lower montane 14 0 14
Shrubs
Arctostaphylos nevadensis (A. Gray) pine-mat manzanita ARNE Upper montane 8 0 8
Arctostaphylos patula (Greene) greenleaf manzanita ARPA6 Lower montane 48 27 75
Arctostaphylos viscida (Parry) whiteleaf manzanita ARVI4 Lower montane 32 16 48
Artemisia rothrockii (A. Gray) Rothrock sagebrush ARRO4 Subalpine 5 0 5
Artemisia tridentata (Nutt.) big sagebrush ARTR2 Subalpine 7 0 7
Ceanothus cordulatus (Kellogg) mountain whitethorn CECO Upper montane 35 33 68
Ceanothus cuneatus ([Hook.] Nutt.) buckbrush CECU Foothill 5 2 7
Ceanothus integerrimus (Hook. & Arn.) deer brush CEIN3 Lower montane 20 27 47
Cercocarpus betuloides (Nutt.) birch-leaf mountain-mahogany CEBEB6 Foothill 5 0 5
Chamaebatia foliolosa (Benth.) mountain misery CHFO Lower montane 33 23 56
Chrysolepis sempervirens ([Kellogg] Hjelmq.) bush chinquapin CHSE11 Upper montane 36 9 45
Holodiscus discolor ([Pursh] Maxim.) oceanspray HODI Upper montane 13 0 13
Prunus emarginata ([Douglas] Eaton) bitter cherry PREM Lower montane 20 7 27
Quercus vacciniifolia (Kellogg) huckleberry oak QUVA Upper montane 17 1 18
Salix scouleriana (Hook.) Scouler’s willow SASC Lower montane 3 10 13
Salix orestera (C.K. Schneid.) gray-leafed Sierra willow SAOR Subalpine 5 0 5