|Background: | plant terms | flowering plant life cycle | types of photosynthesis | Tucson Mt. plants | plant list | thumbnails by color ||
I have grouped the plants by life form (tree, shrub, etc.); see the links above. Within each life form, species are sorted by distribution (widespread, scattered, local), then by abundance (abundant, very common, common, uncommon, rare), and finally by scientific name.
I want to highly recommend that you read the article by Rondeau et al. (1996) because, in addition to the annotated species list, they have a superb introduction to the plants of the Tucson Mountains that is well-written and contains a lot of fascinating information.
entry appears as shown below using information from Rondeau et al. (1996).
As I take pictures of each species, I will include a link to their spotlight.
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Family||LS||D||A|
= lifespan (p = perennial; a = annual; a-b = annual or biennial; a-p = annual
D = distribution (w = widespread; s = scattered; l = local)
A = abundance (1a = abundant; 2vc = very common; 3c = common; 4uc = uncommon; 5r = rare)
|By Lifeform||Widespread Species||Scattered Species||Local Species|
|9 Trees||14 widespread-abundant||1 scattered-abundant||6 local-abundant|
|53 Shrubs||57 widespread-very common||5 scattered-very common||12 local-very common|
|42 Subshrubs||81 widespread-common||65 scattered-common||60 local-common|
|26 Succulents||19 widespread-uncommon||51 scattered-uncommon||69 local-uncommon|
|22 Vines||0 widespread-rare||9 scattered-rare||129 local-rare|
|323 Herbs||171 TOTAL||131 TOTAL||276 TOTAL|
|578 TOTAL||70 Exotic Species|