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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha hispidula Greene ex Brand.
Habit: Annual 10--40(50) cm, slender. Stem: generally erect, branches 0--many, spreading-ascending; sparse-strigose and short-spreading-rough-hairy. Leaf: 0.5--2 cm, linear to narrow-oblong, sparse-appressed- to -spreading-fine-bulbous-based-bristly. Inflorescence: in 2s or 3s; bracts 0; pedicel <= 0.5 mm, +- ascending. Flower: calyx 1.5--2 mm, (2.5)3--4.5 mm in fruit, constricted above, lobes +- linear, tips spreading, dense-ascending-rough-hairy, midvein +- not thickened, bristly on 3 lobes; corolla late-deciduous, limb (2.5)3--6 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlet 1(2), 1.7--2.2 mm, lanceolate to ovate, generally mottled gray-brown, smooth, shiny, margin +- rounded, basally swollen, base +- truncate, tip +- abruptly long-beaked; abaxially rounded, ridge 0; adaxially low-rounded to biconvex, attachment scar edges +- abutted or occasionally +- gapped, short-forked-gapped at base; axis not to nutlet tip(s).
Ecology: Locally common. Semi-barren serpentine gravelly outcrops, slopes, chaparral, foothill woodland; Elevation: 200--950 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRI. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha gracilis
Next taxon: Cryptantha hoffmannii
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha hispidula, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21237, accessed on August 23, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 23, 2016.