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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha recurvata Coville
Habit: Annual 5--40 cm, slender. Stem: branches 0, from base, or throughout, coarse-strigose. Leaf: 1--3 cm, linear to narrow-oblanceolate, strigose with many appressed to spreading bulbous-based bristles. Inflorescence: in 2s or generally 1s; bracts 0; pedicel generally 0. Flower: calyx 1.5--2 mm, 2--3.5 mm in fruit, recurved in fruit, late-deciduous, +- constricted above, lobes narrow-linear, dense-ascending- to -spreading-tan-hairy, midvein thickened, spreading-bristly; corolla limb 0.5--1(1.5) mm diam, appendages 0. Fruit: nutlet 1(2, then 1 > other), 1.6--2 mm, lanceolate, incurved, brown, grainy-papillate, dull, margin rounded, base rounded, tip +- beaked; abaxially +- biconvex, ridge low; adaxially +- flat, incurved at tip, attachment scar edges, generally +- abutted near tip, flare-gapped at base; axis not to nutlet tip(s).
Ecology: Sandy to rocky soils, creosote-bush scrub, Joshua-tree woodland; Elevation: 650--1700(1830) m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha rattanii
Next taxon: Cryptantha roosiorum
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2017. Cryptantha recurvata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21287, accessed on January 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 21, 2017.