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Alderleaf Mountain Mahogany.jpg
Alderleaf Mountain-mahogany
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Cercocarpus
H.B. & K.

C. betuloides - Birchleaf Mountain-mahogany
C. breviflorus - Hairy Mountain-mahogany
C. intricatus - Littleleaf Mountain-mahogany
C. ledifolius - Curlleaf Mountain-mahogany
C. montanus - Alderleaf Mountain-mahogany
C. traskiae - Catalina Island Mountain-mahogany

Mountain-mahogany is a family of 6 types of shrub. They are found in the United States and Mexico in very dry areas. They usually grow three to six meters tall but can get as tall as 13 meters.[source?] Mountain-mahogany is an extremely important upland forage for New Mexico Mule Deer and to a lesser extent American Elk.