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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha utahensis (A. Gray) Greene
Habit: Annual 10--30 cm. Stem: branches 0 to generally throughout; +- dense-strigose. Leaf: 0.5--5 cm, linear to oblong; +- appressed-bristly, some bristles bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in 2s or 3s, occasionally 1s; bracts 0; pedicel < 0.5 mm in fruit, spreading to +- downcurved. Flower: scented; calyx 2--2.5 mm, 2.5--3(4) mm in fruit, +- tightly constricted above, deciduous, lobes elliptic to ovate, dense-strigose to rough-hairy near margin, hairs ascending, midvein thickened, +- brown; corolla limb (2.5)3--5 mm diam, appendages prominent, deep yellow. Fruit: nutlet 1(2), 1.7--2.5 mm, lanceolate to lance-ovate, white-grainy papillate to minute-spiny, +- dull, margin distally a +- flat inward bent narrow rim to basally sharp-angled, base rounded, tip +- acute; abaxially low-rounded, ridge 0; adaxially occasionally smooth, biconvex, attachment scar edges +- narrow-gapped, triangular-flare-gapped at base; axis generally to nutlet(s).
Ecology: Rocky, gravelly areas, slopes, washes, creosote-bush scrub, Joshua-tree and pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: (80)300--2300(2600) m. Bioregional Distribution: se SN, ne SnGb, ne SnBr, e PR, s SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to southwestern Utah, Arizona. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
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Previous taxon: Cryptantha tumulosa
Next taxon: Cryptantha virginensis
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2017. Cryptantha utahensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21318, accessed on January 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 19, 2017.