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 (chə-mēz′) also cha·mi·so (-mē′sō)
n. pl. cha·mi·ses also cha·mi·sos
An evergreen shrub (Adenostoma fasciculatum) in the rose family, native to California and Baja California, having small needlelike leaves in fascicles and clusters of small white flowers.

[Spanish chamisa, from Galician chamiça, dry brush, firewood, from chama, flame, from Latin flamma; see flame.]
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Fire intensity and herbivory effects on postfire resprouting of Adenostoma fasciculatum in southern California chaparral.
Several studies have been carried out involving Quercus durata and Adenostoma fasciculatum (Narvaez et al.
De acuerdo con Delgadillo, las plantas de uso combustible son: el chamizo, Adenostoma fasciculatum var.
Apendice 1 Flora Nombre comun proporcionado Nombre cientifico por informantes kumiai Chaparral costero y montana Encino Quercus agrifolia Lentisco Rhus laurina Valeriana Eriogonum fasciculatum Yerba santa Eriodictyon lanatum Chamizo Baccharis sarathroides Chamizo vara colorada Adenostoma sparsifolium Chamizo vara prieta Adenostoma fasciculatum Mangle Rhus ovata Hiedra venenosa Rhus diversiloba Toloache Datura inoxia Uva cimarrona Vitis girdiana Crucecilla Ceanothus spp.
The chaparral community was characterized by Cercocarpus betuloides, Adenostoma fasciculatum, and Quercus wislizenii (Bowyer 1986a).
Fire temperature relationships of Adenostoma fasciculatum.
The drought tolerance of Adenostoma fasciculatum and Ceanothus crassifolius seedlings and vegetation change in the San Gabriel Mountains chaparral.
A population model for a long lived, resprouting chaparral shrub: Adenostoma fasciculatum.
Allelopathic effects of Adenostoma fasciculatum 'chamise,' in the California chaparral.
Along State Highway 58, it typically grows in hard-packed soil and away from dense grasses, either among low-growing plants or in open areas around chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum (T.
McPherson and Muller (1969) reported that Adenostoma fasciculatum exhibited an allelopathic influence over its associated plant species.
The dominant shrub is Adenostoma fasciculatum (chamise), intermingled with Arctostaphylos purissima and Arctostaphylos rudis.