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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha dissita I.M. Johnst.
Habit: Annual 8--25 cm, erect, tufted, stout. Stem: branches 0--few, +- above middle; spreading- to ascending-long-soft-hairy. Leaf: crowded at base, scattered, +- not reduced distally on stem; 0.5--2.5 cm, oblong to wide-linear; hairs long, soft, generally appressed to occasionally spreading, bulbous-based on margin, abaxial midvein. Inflorescence: in (2s) 3s; bracts 0; pedicel not elongated in fruit, <= 0.5 mm, ascending. Flower: calyx 1.5--2.5 mm, 3.5--5.5(6) mm in fruit, not constricted above, late-deciduous, lobes linear, dense-soft-hairy, midvein thickened, with few dark-tipped bristles; corolla deciduous, limb (4)5--8 mm diam, appendages pale yellow. Fruit: nutlet (1)2--4, 1.8--2.2 mm, lanceolate to lance-ovate, generally mottled, smooth, shiny, margin rounded, base truncate, tip +- beaked; abaxially rounded, ridge 0; adaxially +- flat, attachment scar edges not raised, +- abutted entire length, forked at base, occasionally gapped; axis to nutlets or +- beyond.
Ecology: Serpentine, rocky outcrops, gravelly slopes, chaparral, foothill woodland; Elevation: 150--900 m. Bioregional Distribution: e KR, se NCoRO, s NCoRI. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
Synonyms: Cryptantha clevelandii Greene var. dissita (I.M. Johnst.) Jeps. & Hoover
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
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Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Cryptantha decipiens
Next taxon: Cryptantha dumetorum
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2016. Cryptantha dissita, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91322, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.