When: 2007-11-17

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

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Pacific Bayberry
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-11-19 04:37:42 CST (+0800)

It was growing on Myrica californica, the Pacific Bayberry which is also called the Pacific Waxmyrtle. This is the same tree it commonly grows on in the Eureka area. I have never found it on chinquapin.

Growing on Chinquapin?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-11-19 00:39:36 CST (+0800)

Is it reasonable to assume these were on chinquapin (Chrysolepis sp.)? That’s the primary host in California, but ever since I saw those ones growing on a myrtle in the Eureka area I’ve been watching for more unexpected hosts. For those keeping score, I think it was an old Morella californica, the California Wax Myrtle. I was definitely not a California bay (sometimes called Oregon Myrtle).