University of Florida Herbarium
Catalog #: 232282
Taxon: Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Family: Amaranthaceae
ID Remarks: [Orig. id.:] Chenopodium ambrosioides L. [Det.:] C. Jacono [Det. date:] 24 February 2011
Collector: Brooke George      
Date: 2011-02-16
Verbatim Date: 16 February 2011
Locality: United States, Florida, Duval, United States: Florida: Duval County. Huguenot Memorial Park, Zone 11, just N of mouth of St. Johns River. 10980 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226. Land side of primary dune, extending over secondary and tertiary dunes. Abundant and dominant, forming shrubby cover with Dactyloctenium aegyptium undergrowth on white sand, primarily in regions of historically sparse vegetation. Native associates: Cakile edentula subsp. harperi, Eupatorium, Opuntia humifusa, Phytolacca, Zanthoxylum clava-herculis. Population to 50cm in height, primarily consisting of dead, leafless, dessicated branches from previous season; basal regrowth begining to appear, leaves of which bear obvious resin glands mainly on the lower surface. Perianth conforming to seed shape; seed lenticular, dark, smooth, notably larger than size reported in regional flora.
Reproductive Condition: fruiting
Preparations: Preserved herbarium specimens
Occurrence Remarks: [Common name:] Mexican Tea --[Label note:] First observed by USFWS biologist several years ago, encroaching on open, dune habitat historically used as colonial nesting sites for laughing gulls and Federally endangered royal terns. Under management efforts by FFWC. --[Non-label note:] Gift from Colette C. Jacono, 24 June 2011.
Disposition: FLASCAT
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Rights Holder: University of Florida
Record Id: 391c5041-1662-4f11-8703-e85623e4b3ce
Occurrence ID (GUID): e632fad6-fc72-4a80-8422-542a3faaa17c
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Kent D. Perkins, Collection Manager (kperkins@flmnh.ufl.edu)
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