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GRSM.125
» Citation URL: http://vegbank.org/cite/VB.Ob.3736.GRSM125
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Plot ID Fields: 
Author Plot Code ? GRSM.125
Author Observation Code ? GRSM.125
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Confidentiality Status ? exact location
Latitude ? 35.529615189 º
Longitude ? -83.769963597 º
Author Location ? GRSM -- South of Pond Knob
State or Province ? North Carolina
Country ? United States
Named Places
region|state|province: North Carolina
area|country|territory: United States
quadrangle: Cades Cove
Layout Fields: 
Shape ? Plotless
Permanence ? not permanent
Environment Fields: 
Elevation ? 1051.55999840163 m
Slope Aspect ? 90 º
Slope Gradient ? 36 º
Topographic Position ? Midslope
Landform ? cove
Landscape Narrative ? On side of cove. Steep rocky site predisposed to tip-ups. -- In a steep sided upper cove. Uphill red oak-chestnut oak forest.
Percent Bedrock ? 0 %
Percent Rock / Gravel ? 0 %
Percent Wood ? 0 %
Percent Litter ? 0 %
Percent Bare Soil ? 0 %
Percent Water ? 0 %
Methods Fields: 
Observation Start Date ? 05-Aug-1998
Observation End Date ? 05-Aug-1998
Project ? Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cover Method ? NPS CoverMethod
Stratum Method ? National Park Service
Stem Size Limit ? 10 cm
Cover Dispersion ? contiguous
Overall Taxon Cover Values are Automatically Calculated? ? no
Stem Sample Method ? full census
Plot Quality Fields: 
Effort Level ? Thorough
Plot Validation Level ? (2) classification plot: sufficient for inclusion in a classification revision
Floristic Quality ? High but incomplete
Bryophyte Quality ? Very incomplete
Lichen Quality ? Very incomplete
Overall Plot Vegetation Fields: 
--no data--
Misc Fields: 
Observation Narrative ? Size of grapehole 50x50m. Can nearly walk/crawl under the grape. Grape is rooted in several places. Grape is climbing up trees on edge of hole. Several logs on ground under hole. herb list is similar to adjacent areas.
Taxa occurring on this plot-observation
Change plant label:
Change Strata Shown:
ord Author Plant Name ?Original Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Original Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Original Interpretation, Common Name ?Original Interpretation, USDA Code ?Current Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Current Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Current Interpretation, Common Name ?Current Interpretation, USDA Code ? Stratum ?Cover ?Original Cover Code ?Basal Area ?Biomass ?Inference Area ? Stems: Stem Diameters (graphically):
1 Vitis aestivalis Michx. Vitis aestivalis Michx. Vitis aestivalis summer grape Vitis aestivalis Michx. **   Vitis aestivalis Michx. Vitis aestivalis summer grape Vitis aestivalis Michx. **   Vine/Liana
97.5 %
06       -none-
2 Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis New York fern Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. **   Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis New York fern Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. **   Herbaceous
62.5 %
05       -none-
3 Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis richweed Collinsonia canadensis L. **   Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis richweed Collinsonia canadensis L. **   Herbaceous
1.5 %
02       -none-
4 Rubus canadensis L. Rubus canadensis L. Rubus canadensis smooth blackberry Rubus canadensis L. **   Rubus canadensis L. Rubus canadensis smooth blackberry Rubus canadensis L. **   Short Shrub
7.5 %
03       -none-
5 Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra northern red oak Quercus rubra L. **   Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra northern red oak Quercus rubra L. **   Canopy
7.5 %
03       -none-
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Stratum Definitions:
Stratum Type ?Stratum Base ?Stratum Height ?Stratum Cover ?
Canopy      
Short Shrub      
Dwarf Shrub      
Emergent      
Epiphyte      
Herbaceous   0.5 m 60 %
Nonvascular      
Sub-Canopy      
Tall Shrub      
Vine/Liana 20 m 35 m 100 %
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Observation Contributors:
Party ?Role ?
Patterson, Karen PI
Ulrey, Chris Plot author
Community Classification:
More Classification Start Date ?Classification Stop Date ? Community AssignmentsContributors
Details 17-Mar-2005  
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Community Authority Reference ?Typal ?
Vitis aestivalis Vine-Shrubland       no  
Lee, Michael
Details 01-Apr-1999  
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Community Authority Reference ?Typal ?
CEGL003890       no
Patterson, Karen


Disturbance Data:
Disturbance Type ?Disturbance Intensity ?Disturbance Comment ?
unknown   wind/ice. Trees tipped-up on uphill edge of grapehole...probably the original source of canopy gaps.
Animal, general   bear trails.


User Defined Values
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