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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Species: Cryptantha intermedia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
Cryptantha intermedia (A. Gray) Greene var. intermedia
Stem: 1--several, branches throughout, generally slender; +- long-spreading-fine-bristly. Leaf: 1.5--5 cm, linear to lanceolate, occasionally oblong. Inflorescence: in (2s) 3s (5s); pedicel < 0.5 mm, erect to ascending. Flower: calyx 4--5.5 mm in fruit, +- ovate-oblong, +- narrow-rounded at base, +- constricted above, lobes lance-linear to occasionally lanceolate, tips erect to +- spreading, margin appressed-hairy, long-spreading-bristly, especially below middle; corolla limb 3--6 mm diam. Fruit: nutlet generally 3--4, 1.4--2.1(2.2) mm, generally lance-ovate, roughened, +- dense-warty to tubercled (sharp-papillate or low-tubercled), gray-brown, often mottled, margin rounded to occasionally basally sharp-angled, base rounded to narrow-truncate, tip tapered, occasionally +- beaked; adaxially flat to occasionally low biconvex, attachment scar edges +- raised near tip, generally narrow-gapped near tip, abutted medially or +- abutted entire length, triangular-flare-gapped at base; axis generally to or beyond nutlets.
Ecology: Sandy to gravelly flats, slopes, generally granitic or serpentine-based, grassland, chaparral, foothill woodland, occasionally open conifer forest; Elevation: < 2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW (exc NCo), SN (w slope), ScV (Sutter Buttes), CW (exc CCo), SW (common); Distribution Outside California: to Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Cryptantha hansenii Brand
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha intermedia var. hendersonii
Next taxon: Cryptantha leiocarpa
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha intermedia var. intermedia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=71933, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.