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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha nubigena (Greene) Payson
Habit: Biennial to perennial herb 3--30 cm, tufted to cespitose; caudex generally woody, branched. Stem: generally several, elongate, slender to stout; strigose and spreading-bristly, occasionally dense-tomentose to +- yellow rough-hairy. Leaf: basal rosettes generally several; 2--5 cm; basal narrow-oblanceolate to spoon-shaped, occasionally folded; strigose and sparse-soft-bristly to dense-rough-hairy, bristles often bulbous-based. Inflorescence: interrupted with scattered smaller axillary clusters below, dense, +- head-like above, generally not elongated in fruit; pedicel generally not elongated in fruit, 0.5--1(3) mm. Flower: occasionally scented; calyx (2)2.5--4 mm, (3.5)4.5--8 mm in fruit, strigose, white (green) to dense-spreading-bristly, +- yellow; corolla (late-)deciduous, limb (3)3.5--6 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlets 2--4, 2.2--4.5 mm, lanceolate to wide-ovate, occasionally +- green, +- shiny (dull), margin a +- flat narrow rim; abaxially generally irregularly wrinkled to +- tubercled, occasionally smooth, ridge rounded; adaxially +- smooth, attachment scar occasionally off-center, edges generally abutted entire length (gapped at base), not raised; axis to or beyond nutlets.
Ecology: Slopes, ridges, gravel, scree, talus, occasionally dry meadows, open pine forest; Elevation: (2400)2600--3900+ m. Bioregional Distribution: c&s SNH, ne SNE, W&I; Distribution Outside California: western Nevada. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha nevadensis var. rigida
Next taxon: Cryptantha oxygona
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2017. Cryptantha nubigena, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21273, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.