WRA Plant Biologist Published in Madroño Scientific Journal
WRA Plant Biologist Scott Batiuk, a Certified Consulting Botanist, has published two articles in the California Botanical Society’s Madroño, a quarterly scientific journal. Madroño is a journal of peer-reviewed research articles on the natural history of Western American botanical organisms and vegetation, including those of Mexico, Central America, and South America. It includes original research papers and notes on ecology, systematics, floristics, restoration, conservation biology, and other areas of organismal botany.
Both of Scott’s articles are included in the journal’s Noteworthy Collections section, which is a tabulation of range extensions and new species. With a subscription, you can find the articles online in VOL. 70 · NO. 1 | JANUARY–MARCH 2023:
Madroño 70 (1), 9-10, (30 March 2023) https://doi.org/10.3120/0024-9637-70.1.9. This article describes the first occurrence of fleshy jaumea (Jaumea carnosa) for San Benito County. Additionally, this is the most inland occurrence of this species, which is almost always known from coastal tidal marsh.
Madroño 70 (1), 11-12, (30 March 2023) https://doi.org/10.3120/0024-9637-70.1.11
This article describes the first occurrence of Plagiobothrys undulatus for Los Angeles County, occurring at the Petersen Ranch Mitigation Bank. This is also an addition to the few known vernal pool habitats in the County.