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dc.contributor.authorSwadek, Rebecca Kathleenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:22Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:22Z
dc.date.created2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-12092011-151724en_US
dc.identifierumi-10267en_US
dc.identifiercat-001783180en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4353
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Dec. 10, 2011).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of Environmental Science; advisor, Arthur B. Busbey.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractPolitical boundaries frequently define local floras. This floristic project takes a geological approach inspired by Dalea reverchonii (Comanche Peak Prairie Clover), which is endemic to glades of the Walnut Formation. The Cretaceous Walnut Formation (Comanchean) lies on the drier western edge of the Fort Worth Prairie in North Central Texas. Its shallow limestone soils, formed from alternating layers of hard limestone and clayey marl, support a wide variety of habitats. Glades of barren limestone typically appear on ridgetops, grassland savannas form on eroding hillslopes, and seeps support a variety of hyperseasonal vegetation. Vouchers were collected from January 2010 to December 2011 resulting in 79 families 268 genera 423 species and 437 taxa. The largest families being the Poaceae, Asteraceae, and Fabaceae. Results indicate floristic affinities to Limestone Cedar Glades of the Southeastern United States and to calcareous Apacherian Savannas of Southwestern North America.en_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleThe vascular flora of the North Central Texas Walnut Formation [electronic resource] /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Environmental Science
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitSchool of Geology, Energy and the Environment


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