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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha subretusa I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Perennial herb 5--20(25) cm, generally cespitose; caudex woody, generally branched. Stem: +- many, stout, gray-green; +- tomentose with sparse, spreading bristles. Leaf: basal rosettes generally many; 1--4 cm, spoon-shaped, +- notched to obtuse at tip, thick, gray-green, strigose to +- tomentose and sparse-bristly, abaxial bristles appressed, bulbous-based. Inflorescence: dense, +- cylindric; pedicel not elongated in fruit, 0--1.5 mm. Flower: calyx 2.5--4 mm, 5.5--7(8) mm in fruit, dense-bristly; corolla deciduous, limb 4--6 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlets 2--4, 3--4.8 mm, narrow-ovate (lanceolate), +- shiny, margin a +- flat narrow rim; abaxially convex, tubercled, wrinkled (+- roughened), ridge rounded, generally lighter in color; adaxially +- smooth, attachment scar edges gapped (abutted near tip), edges not raised.
Ecology: Pumice, ash, occasionally serpentine, generally conifer forest to subalpine; Elevation: (1320)2050--2720 m. Bioregional Distribution: se KR (Scott Mtns to Mount Eddy), CaRH, MP; Distribution Outside California: to eastern Oregon, northern Nevada. Flowering Time: Jul--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha spithamaea
Next taxon: Cryptantha torreyana
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha subretusa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21303, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.