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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha tumulosa (Payson) Payson
Habit: Perennial herb 7--25 cm; caudex woody, branched. Stem: generally many; dense-tomentose, hairs +- yellow, spreading. Leaf: basal rosettes generally many; 3--6 cm; basal oblanceolate to +- spoon-shaped, +- folded, thick, +- gray, dense-silky-tomentose, bristles appressed, bulbous-based. Inflorescence: dense, cylindric, narrow, generally not elongated in fruit; pedicel elongated in fruit to 3--6 mm. Flower: calyx 3.5--4.5 mm, 7--10 mm in fruit, bristles dense, +- yellow, soft; corolla deciduous, tube 3.5--4.5 mm, limb 6--8 mm diam, appendages yellow. Fruit: nutlets generally 1--3, 3--4 mm, wide-ovate, occasionally constricted above, +- gray, dull, margin sharp-angled to a +- flat narrow rim; abaxially +- tubercled, ridge rounded, +- indistinct near base; adaxially +- papillate, tubercled, attachment scar edges wide-triangular-gapped, edges +- raised; axis beyond nutlet(s).
Ecology: Limestone, occasionally granitic gravel or clay soils, generally pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 1400--2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: e DMoj, n&e DMtns; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Nevada (Spring, Charleston Mountains). Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
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 traskiae
Next taxon: Cryptantha utahensis
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha tumulosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21317, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.