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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha crymophila I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Perennial herb, tufted, 13--40 cm; caudex woody, branched. Stem: stems many, leafy; sharp-bristly. Leaf: basal rosettes generally many; 4--10 cm; basal oblanceolate to acute-oblong; adaxially strigose; abaxially appressed-sharp-bulbous-based-bristly. Inflorescence: +- head-like, dense above with axillary clusters below, not elongated in fruit; pedicel generally +- not elongated in fruit, 1--3.5 mm. Flower: calyx 4--5 mm, 9--15 mm in fruit, dense-sharp-+- yellow-bristly; corolla deciduous, aging white to off-white, tube 3--5 mm, limb 4--7(8) mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlets generally 4, 4.5--5.5(6) mm, +- elliptic, +- brown, +- dull, margin narrow-winged; abaxially +- flat, +- smooth, ridge 0; adaxially +- smooth, attachment scar edges gapped entire length, edges not raised; axis to nutlets or beyond.
Ecology: Rocky volcanic semi-barren soils, scree; Elevation: 2600--3200 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c SNH (Alpine, Tuolumne cos.). Flowering Time: Jul--Aug
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 crinita
Next taxon: Cryptantha decipiens
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha crymophila, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21220, accessed on September 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 26, 2016.