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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha flavoculata (A. Nelson) Payson
Habit: Perennial herb 5--35 cm, cespitose; caudex woody, branched. Stem: generally many, +- equal; strigose, bristly. Leaf: basal rosettes generally many; 2--11 cm; basal linear-oblanceolate to spoon-shaped, dense-silky-strigose, with bulbous-based bristles or not. Inflorescence: dense, cylindric or +- head-like, +- not elongated in fruit; pedicel not elongated in fruit, 1--1.5 mm. Flower: calyx 4--7 mm, 6--10 mm in fruit, with spreading, white or +- yellow bristles; corolla late-deciduous, tube 7--12 mm, limb 8--12 mm diam, appendages bright yellow. Fruit: nutlets 2--4, 2.5--3.2 mm, ovate to narrow-ovate, brown, dull, margin a +- flat narrow rim, +- arched in profile; abaxially dense-sharp-papillate, tubercled, cross-ridged, ridge present, rounded; adaxially tubercled, attachment scar edges gapped entire length, narrowed near middle, abruptly widened at base, edges raised; axis beyond nutlets.
Ecology: Common. Loose limestone-based soils; Elevation: 1200--3200 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE, DMtns; Distribution Outside California: to Idaho, Colorado. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Heterostylous.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha flaccida
Next taxon: Cryptantha ganderi
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha flavoculata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21230, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.