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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha angustifolia (Torr.) Greene
Habit: Annual 5--20(30) cm; root rarely red-purple. Stem: branches from base, decumbent to ascending; strigose and rough-hairy to bristly, coarse hairs spreading. Leaf: 1--4 cm, linear, scattered; rough-hairy, bristles bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in generally 2s, dense, flowers 2-rowed; bracts 0; pedicel not elongated in fruit, < 0.5 mm, generally ascending. Flower: calyx 1--2 mm, 2.5--4 mm in fruit, persistent, lobes +- linear, dense-strigose, especially thickened midvein, generally 1 lobe +- longer, more densely strigose, tips +- erect; corolla limb 1--4 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlets (3)4, 0.9--1.2 mm (1 generally +- > others), lance-ovate, +- brown, pale-tubercled, margin generally rounded to occasionally +- sharp-angled, base +- rounded; abaxially rounded, generally dull, ridge 0; adaxially flat to +- rounded, +- shiny, attachment scar edges not raised, abutted near tip, narrow-gapped lower 1/2 to +- narrow-gapped entire length, narrow-flared-gapped at base; axis beyond nutlets.
Ecology: Common, sandy, occasionally silty to gravelly soils, creosote-bush scrub, desert woodland; Elevation: < 1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to western Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Jan--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha ambigua
Next taxon: Cryptantha barbigera
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2017. Cryptantha angustifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21190, accessed on January 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 24, 2017.