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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha affinis (A. Gray) Greene
Habit: Annual 5--30(40) cm. Stem: branches 0 or generally few in upper 1/2; generally strigose, some hairs upcurved, some scattered, coarse, spreading. Leaf: few, 1--4(5) cm, oblanceolate to oblong or elliptic, lowest opposite, upper +- reduced; bristles sparse, minute-bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in 1s or 2s, few-flowered, slender; bracts generally 1--few at base, large, leaf-like; pedicel 0.5--1 mm in fruit, ascending. Flower: calyx 1.5--2 mm, 2.5--3.5(4) mm in fruit, +- constricted above, lobes erect to +- spreading, late-deciduous, +- lanceolate, bristles ascending to spreading, midvein +- thickened; corolla deciduous, limb 1--2 mm diam, appendages minute, white. Fruit: nutlets 4, 1.8--2.5 mm, similar, ovate, +- brown, generally mottled, +- smooth, shiny, margin rounded, base +- pointed; abaxially low-rounded, ridge 0; adaxially appearing deformed, 1 side much narrower, groove from attachment scars strongly off-center, +- curved, edges not raised, +- abutted entire length, occasionally short-forked-gapped at base; axis not to nutlet tips.
Ecology: Open areas, generally conifer forest, chaparral; Elevation: 630--2600 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoR, CaR, SN, SCoRO, TR, PR, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Montana, Wyoming. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
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Previous taxon: Cryptantha
Next taxon: Cryptantha ambigua
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha affinis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21187, accessed on October 20, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 20, 2016.