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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha roosiorum Munz
Habit: Perennial herb 1--2(3) cm; caudex woody, branched. Stem: +- many, +- >= basal leaves, spreading-soft-bristly. Leaf: basal rosettes generally many; 0.5--1.2(1.5) cm, oblanceolate to narrow-spoon-shaped, +- thick, gray-green, +- dense-silky-hairy to tomentose, bristles mostly appressed, bulbous-based. Inflorescence: dense, +- head-like, not elongated in fruit; pedicel short-elongated in fruit, 1.5--3 mm. Flower: calyx 2.5--3 mm, 3.5--5(6) mm in fruit, dense-strigose, +- spreading-bristly; corolla late-deciduous, aging +- brown, tube 2--3 mm, limb 4.5--5.5 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlets generally 1--3, 2--2.5 mm, lance-ovate to ovate, +- constricted above, +- dark gray, +- shiny to dull, margin sharp-angled or occasionally rounded; abaxially dense-tubercled with low-rounded wrinkles or papillate, ridge rounded; adaxially tubercled to papillate, attachment scar edges abutted near tip, +- wide-gapped lower 1/2, narrow-triangular, edges not raised; axis beyond nutlets.
Ecology: Rocky, dry meadows in open bristlecone pine-limber pine forest; Elevation: 2570--3230 m. Bioregional Distribution: s W&I (n Inyo Mtns). Flowering Time: Jun--Jul
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 recurvata
Next taxon: Cryptantha rostellata
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha roosiorum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21289, accessed on December 07, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 07, 2016.