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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha decipiens (M.E. Jones) A. Heller
Habit: Annual 10--40 cm, erect, slender. Stem: branches 0 to throughout; strigose to rough-hairy, hairs appressed to occasionally spreading. Leaf: few, 0.5--3 cm, linear to narrow-lanceolate; hairs generally appressed to +- spreading, minute-bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in (1s) 2s (3s); bracts 0; pedicel +- 0. Flower: calyx 2--2.5 mm, 3--4 mm in fruit, tightly constricted above, deciduous, lobes lance-linear, tips generally spreading to recurved, dense-rough-hairy to coarse-bristly, hairs ascending to spreading, midvein thickened; corolla limb 1--1.5 mm diam, appendages 0. Fruit: nutlets 1(2), 2.3--2.7 mm, lance-ovate, brown, fine-grainy, +- white-papillate, +- dull, margin rounded, base rounded, tip beaked; abaxially rounded, ridge 0; adaxially flat to low-biconvex, attachment scar edges +- raised, abutted to gapped entire length, triangular-flare-gapped at base; axis not to nutlet tips.
Ecology: Open, gravelly, occasionally sandy slopes, washes, creosote-bush scrub, Joshua-tree woodland; Elevation: 60--1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: se SNH, Teh, n SnGb, ne SnBr, e PR, W&I, D; Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Utah. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
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Previous taxon: Cryptantha crymophila
Next taxon: Cryptantha dissita
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha decipiens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21221, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.