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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha maritima (Greene) Greene
Habit: Annual 10--30(40) cm. Stem: ascending to erect, red-brown in fruit, branches 0 to throughout; generally strigose and spreading-rough-hairy, occasionally also sparse-long-white-spreading-soft-hairy. Leaf: 1--4 cm, linear to narrow-oblanceolate, +- rough, appressed-bristly, hairs +- bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in 1s or 2s, generally not elongated in fruit; bracts irregular, leaf-like throughout; pedicel < 0.5 mm, ascending. Flower: calyx 1.5--2 mm, 2--3 mm in fruit, constricted above, late-deciduous, lobes lance-linear, dense-long-soft- to -rough-hairy, hairs ascending, occasionally spreading-bristly; corolla limb 0.5--1.5 mm diam, appendages minute, pale yellow. Fruit: nutlets 1--2, 1.5--2 mm, lanceolate, 1 smooth, shiny, brown, margin rounded, base +- rounded, a 2nd, if present, fine-tubercled, +- dull, +- gray, deciduous; abaxially rounded, ridge 0; adaxially rounded to biconvex, attachment scar edges abutted entire length to occasionally overlapped or +- gapped; axis to nutlet tips.
Ecology: Common, widespread. Sandy to gravelly soils; Elevation: < 1250 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCo (San Diego Co.), ChI, e SnBr, e PR, D; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Nevada, Arizona, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--May
Synonyms: Cryptantha maritima var. pilosa I.M. Johnst.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha mariposae
Next taxon: Cryptantha micrantha
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2017. Cryptantha maritima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21259, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.