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Occurrence ID (GUID): 62e5d3fd-7d45-4f6f-9a40-63c16c916507
Taxon: Zeuxine strateumatica (L.) Schltr.
Family: Orchidaceae
Taxon Remarks: See Bell & McNeill 2016 Crossosoma 42 (2) and FNA
ID Remarks: I became aware of this population because of a California Native Plant Society Facebook post where Dean Wm. Taylor identified the plant from a photo. I confirm this specimen matches the FNA description for that taxon. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/39622737
Collector: A.E. Fisher   941   
Date: 2020-03-06
Locality: United States, California, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Near intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Long Beach Boulevard along the Metro Blue/A Line tracks.
33.7912  -118.1894  WGS84
Elevation: 10 meters (33ft)
Habitat: Traffic median
Substrate: Mulch, including pine cones
Associated Species: Cultivated and weedy plants
Description: Orchid, up to 25 cm tall here, from rhizome. Stem fleshy. Flowers white, labellum yellow. Ovary fleshy.
Life Stage: Flowering
Individual Count: 30
Notes: Common in patches. From mulch spread along traffic median, both North and South of Pacific Coast Highway. Approximately 30 stems in flower when collected. No mature fruits. Many aphids on stems and flowers.
Disposition: Waiting for mounting
Record ID: 62e5d3fd-7d45-4f6f-9a40-63c16c916507
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Amanda Fisher (Amanda.Fisher@csulb.edu)
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