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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha glomeriflora Greene
Habit: Annual 3--15 cm. Stem: spreading to erect, branches 0--few, throughout; generally dense-strigose. Leaf: 0.5--2 cm, linear to lance-oblong, strigose to bristly, some bristles bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in 1s, terminal and in upper leaf, branch axils, +- dense, spheric, 2--4-flowered; pedicel 0. Flower: calyx 1.5--2 mm, 2--2.5 mm in fruit, +- constricted above, deciduous, lobes lance-linear, fused 1/3--1/2 length, strigose at base, midvein thickened, especially outermost lobe ascending coarse-bristly near tip; corolla limb 0.5--1(1.5) mm diam, appendages minute, white. Fruit: nutlet 1(2), 1.5--2 mm, +- wide-ovate, pale gray, smooth, shiny, margin rounded, asymmetric, base +- truncate, tip acute; abaxially rounded, ridge 0; adaxially +- flat to unevenly biconvex, groove from attachment scar edges off-center, edges abutted to overlapped near base, abruptly flare-gapped at base; axis not to nutlet tip(s).
Ecology: Open slopes, dry meadows, creekbeds; Elevation: 1800--3750 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNH, SNE; Distribution Outside California: western Nevada. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep
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 ganderi
Next taxon: Cryptantha gracilis
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha glomeriflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21234, accessed on December 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 06, 2016.