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Piney Woods forests
near Vidor, Texas
Source of bioregions data: Olson, D. M. and E. Dinerstein. The Global 200: Priority ecoregions for global conservation. (PDF file) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 89:125-126.
Distinctiveness (1=highest,4=lowest): 2 (regionally
Originally dominated by longleaf pine (Pinus palustris), that species has to a large extent been replaced by shortleaf (P. echinata) and loblolly (P. echinata) pines in plantations.*
Conservation Status (1=most endangered, 5=most
intact): 2 (endangered)
Only 3 percent of the habitat is intact. Logging of the original forest and fire suppression along with urbanization has been the major cause of habitat loss.*
(tupelo) (sweet gum) (sweetbay magnolia)
(sweet gum) (sweetbay magnolia)
Second-growth forest near Pine Mills, Wood County, Texas
hires hires hires hires (c) 2011 Daphne R. Hatcher
Roadside forest, near Vidor, Texas
* Ricketts, T.H., E. Dinerstein, D.M. Olson, C.J. Loucks, et al. (1999) Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment. World Wildlife Fund - United States and Canada. Island Press, Washington, D.C. pp. 277-280.