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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha clokeyi I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Annual 8--20(30) cm, stout. Stem: branches generally throughout; generally strigose and sparse-rough-hairy. Leaf: 0.5--3 cm, oblong to lance-linear, reduced above; adaxially appressed- to ascending-rough-hairy, veins sunken; abaxially, marginally ascending- to spreading-fine-bristly, hairs throughout bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in 1s (2s), generally few-flowered; bracts generally 0 or 1+ at base; pedicel elongated in fruit, 0.5--1.5(2) mm, ascending to spreading. Flower: calyx 2--3 mm, 5--9(10) mm in fruit, generally constricted above, late-deciduous, lobes lance-linear, tips +- erect, margin dense-strigose to occasionally ascending soft-hairy, midvein +- thickened, spreading-bristly, especially toward base; corolla late-deciduous, limb 1--2 mm diam, appendages minute. Fruit: nutlets 3--4, +- 3 mm, triangular-ovate, +- brown to mottled, shiny, tubercles +- dense, sharp, tips +- white-translucent, margin sharp-angled, base wide-truncate, tip acute; abaxially low-rounded, ridge 0; adaxially biconvex, attachment scar edges not raised, generally abutted entire length, rarely narrow-gapped, wide-forked, triangular-flare-gapped at base; axis beyond nutlets.
Ecology: Rocky to gravelly slopes, ridge crests, desert woodland; Elevation: (850)1050--1650+ m. Bioregional Distribution: nw DMoj, n DMtns. Flowering Time: Apr--May
Synonyms: Cryptantha muricata (Hook. & Arn.) A. Nelson & J.F. MacBr. var. clokeyi (I.M. Johnst.) Jeps.
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 clevelandii var. florosa
Next taxon: Cryptantha confertiflora
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha clokeyi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21270, accessed on May 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 28, 2016.