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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha hoffmannii I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Biennial to short-lived perennial herb, 17--30(40) cm; caudex not woody, unbranched. Stem: 1--many, central stem generally > others, +- erect; conspicuously white-bristly. Leaf: basal rosette generally 1; generally 2--5 cm, spoon-shaped, thick, gray-green, dense-strigose to silky-tomentose, bulbous-based bristles dense abaxially, sparse adaxially. Inflorescence: generally cylindric; pedicel not elongated in fruit, 0.5--1.5(2) mm. Flower: calyx 3--5 mm, 4.5--8 mm in fruit, dense-white-bristly; corolla late-deciduous, in age +- off-white, limb 5--7 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlets 2--4, 2.7--3.5 mm, ovate, constricted above, +- brown, +- dull, margin a +- flat narrow rim; abaxially coarse-tubercled, wrinkled, ridge low, +- rounded, especially near base; adaxially +- tubercled, wrinkled, attachment scar edges raised, gapped +- entire length.
Ecology: Locally common. Rocky, loose soils, generally limestone or volcanic, generally pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 1740--2900(3100) m. Bioregional Distribution: W&I, n DMtns; Distribution Outside California: western Nevada. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha hispidula
Next taxon: Cryptantha holoptera
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha hoffmannii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21238, accessed on December 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.