Eastern Mojave Vegetation Cima Dome, San Bernardino County, California.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Radar Ridge.

Deeply weathered granitic batholith, major and often-discussed physiographic feature in the eastern Mojave Desert. Northwest of Cima, and south of Interstate 15.

Elevation: 5745ft, 1751m.

Articles that refer to this location:

  • Eastern Mojave Geology -- A Botanist's View: about pediments
  • Summaries of Literature About the Mid Hills.: 50100

Literature Referring To This Location:

  • Davis, William Morris. 1933. Granitic domes of the Mohave Desert, California. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History. VII(20):211-258. San Diego, CA: San Diego Society of Natural History, 1933. {TAS}
  • Sharp, R. P. 1954. The nature of Cima Dome [Part 8]. pp. 49-52 in Jahns, R. H. (ed.). Geology of southern California. 68(3):49-52.
  • Sharp, Robert P. 1957. Geomorphology of Cima Dome, Mojave Desert, California. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 68(3):273-290. {TAS}
  • Strudley, Mark W., A. Brad Murray, and P. K. Haff. 2006. Emergence of pediments, tors, and piedmont junctions from a bedrock weathering-regolith thickness feedback. Geology. 34(10):805-808. {TAS-pdf}
  • Vasek, F. C., and M. G. Barbour. 1988. Mojave Desert scrub vegetation. pp. pp. 835-868 in Barbour, Michael G., and Jack Major. 1988. Terrestrial Vegetation of California, New Expanded Edition. Special Publication Number 9.. 1988. {TAS}

Species collected at or near this location.

This list summarizes plants collected or observed at this specific, named location. It does not include plants collected or observed at nearby named or unnamed locations. It may be more instructive to use the Area Lists that contain this location.

  • TAS – The plant was collected by Tom Schweich.
  • Oth – The plant was collected by someone, but not Tom.
  • Obs – The plant was observed, but not collected.


Yucca brevifolia Engelm. Joshua Tree (Oth)

Total number of taxa: 1
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Date and time this article was prepared:9:22:33 AM, 5/30/2024.