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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha crinita Greene
Habit: Annual 10--40 cm, erect. Stem: branches many, generally throughout; appressed- to ascending-rough-hairy. Leaf: 1--4 cm, narrow-oblanceolate to oblong; rough-hairy to bristly, hairs appressed to ascending, some bulbous-based. Inflorescence: raceme-like, in 2s or 3s; bracts 0; pedicel elongated in fruit, 2--3 mm, long-soft-hairy. Flower: calyx 2--4 mm, 4.5--6.5 mm in fruit, deciduous, lobes linear-oblong, tips not constricted above, white, long silky-hairy, hairs appressed to ascending, midvein not thickened; corolla limb (3)4--9 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlet generally 1, 2.3--2.8 mm, lance-ovate, dense-grainy, tubercles few, +- dull, +- brown, margin rounded, base +- truncate, tip +- beaked; abaxially low-rounded, ridge 0; adaxially biconvex, attachment scar edges +- raised, abutted near tip, narrow-gapped below, triangular-flared-gapped at base; axis not to nutlet tips.
Ecology: Rocky volcanic soils, gravelly streambanks, gravel bars, generally foothill woodland; Elevation: 90--1120 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaR (Shasta, Tehama cos.). Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Cryptantha costata
Next taxon: Cryptantha crymophila
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha crinita, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21219, accessed on July 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 31, 2016.