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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha dumetorum (Greene ex A. Gray) Greene.
Habit: Annual 10--60 cm, prostrate to ascending, sprawling. Stem: branches throughout, prostrate to ascending, +- brittle; strigose to appressed-stiff-hairy. Leaf: 0.5--3(4) cm, linear to lanceolate, +- succulent; sparse-strigose and rough-hairy, hairs ascending to +- appressed, bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in 1s or 2s, +- sparse, flowers not 2-rowed, axis +- flat; bracts generally 0 or occasionally 1--2 near base; pedicels +- 0. Flower: calyx 1--1.5 mm, 2--3 mm in fruit, persistent; lobes dissimilar, 2 +- partly fused, strigose, 3 free, lanceolate with thickened midvein, sparse-strigose and long-spreading-bristly; corolla deciduous, limb 0.5--1 mm diam, appendages 0. Fruit: nutlets 4, 1.5--2.5 mm (1 > others), larger 1 wide-lanceolate, +- rough, persistent, smaller 3 +- lanceolate, deciduous, generally white-sharp-grainy, dull; abaxially rounded, ridge 0, adaxially +- rounded, attachment scar edges not raised, +- wide-gapped entire length, not flared or forked at base; axis generally to nutlet tips.
Ecology: Sandy soils, dunes, slopes, or occasionally gravelly washes, generally under/on other plants; Elevation: 250--1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNH (e slope), e Teh, TR (n slope), s SNE, DMoj, n DSon; Distribution Outside California: southern Nevada, southwestern Utah. Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Generally present in wet years.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha dissita
Next taxon: Cryptantha echinella
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha dumetorum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21222, 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.