The 17 known species of Cryptantha s.s. found in San Diego County, California
[ = also in South America.]

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Cryptantha affinis (A. Gray) Greene
Cryptantha barbigera (A. Gray) Greene
   var. barbigera
   var. fergusoniae J.F. Macbride
Cryptantha clevelandii Greene
   var. clevelandii
   var. florosa I. M. Johnston
Cryptantha cycloptera (Greene) Greene 
Cryptantha decipiens (M. E. Jones) A. Heller
Cryptantha flaccida (Douglas ex Lehmann) Greene  
Cryptantha ganderi I. M. Johnston  1B.1
Cryptantha intermedia (A. Gray) Greene  WI/IN
   var. intermedia
Cryptantha maritima (Greene) Greene 
   var. maritima
   var. pilosa I. M. Johnston

Cryptantha microstachys (Greene ex A. Gray) Greene
Cryptantha muricata (Hooker & Arnott) A. Nelson & J. F. Macbride
   var. jonesii (A. Gray) I. M. Johnston
   var. muricata
Cryptantha nevadensis A. Nelson & P. B. Kennedy
   var. nevadensis
   var. rigida I. M. Johnston
Cryptantha oxygona (A. Gray) Greene
Cryptantha pterocarya (Torrey) Greene 
  var. pterocarya
  var. purpusii Jepson
Cryptantha simulans Greene
Cryptantha utahensis (A. Gray) Greene
Cryptantha wigginsii I. M. Johnston 
(recently discovered in S. Calif.)

California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Inventory Listings
1A = California endemic, presumed extinct
1B = Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere
2 = Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more
common elsewhere
3 = review list (they need more information to list or not)
4 = Limited distribution (Watch List)
.1 = Seriously endangered in California (over 80% of occurrences threatened / high degree
        and immediacy of threat)
.2 = Fairly endangered in California (20-80% occurrences threatened)
.3 = Not very endangered in California (<20% of occurrences threatened or no current
threats known)

Plant Taxa with High Affinity to Ultramafic Substrates in California:
BE/SI = Broad Endemic/Strong Indicator
SE = Strong Endemic
SI = Strong Indicator
WI = Weak Indicator
WI/IN = Weak Indicator/Indifferent

(after Safford, H.D., J.H. Vires, and S.P. Harrison. 2005. Serpentine Endemism in the California Flora: A Database of Serpentine Affinity. Madroño 52:222-257)

Eremocarya (1 species total, in San Diego Co.)
Cryptantha micrantha
(Torrey) I. M. Johnston
   var. lepida (A. Gray) I. M. Johnston
var. micrantha

Greeneocharis (1 species in San Diego Co.)
Cryptantha circumscissa
(Hooker & Arnott) I. M. Johnston
   var. circumscissa

Johnstonella (5 species in San Diego Co.)
Cryptantha angustifolia
(Torrey) Greene
Cryptantha costata Brandegee  
Cryptantha holoptera (A. Gray) J. F. Macbride
Cryptantha micromeres (A. Gray) Greene
Cryptantha racemosa (S. Watson ex A. Gray) Greene

Oreocarya (absent in San Diego Co.)

=Eremocarya micrantha (Torrey) Greene
     =E. micrantha var. lepida (A. Gray) J. F. Macbr.
     =E. micrantha var. micrantha

=Greeneocharis circumscissa (Hook. & Arn.) Rydberg
     =G. c. var. circumscissa

=Johnstonella angustifolia (Torr.) Hasenstab & M.G. Simpson   
=Johnstonella costata (Brandegee) Hasenstab & M.G. Simpson   
=Johnstonella holoptera (A. Gray) Hasenstab & M.G. Simpson   
=Johnstonella micromeres (A. Gray) Hasenstab & M.G. Simpson
=Johnstonella racemosa (A. Gray) Brand