Cryptantha ambigua (A. Gray) Greene
Pittonia 1: 113. 1887


[Cryptantha s.s. HOME]

Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha  am-bí-gu-a
Etymology:
doubtful, of uncertain identity
Synonyms:





Homotypic Synonyms:
   Eritrichium muriculatum var. ambiguum A. Gray (Basionym), Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2(1): 194. 1878
   Krynitzkia ambigua (A. Gray) A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 273. 1885
Heterotypic Synonyms:
   Cryptantha polycarpa Greene, Pittonia 1: 114. 1887
   Cryptantha multicaulis A. Nelson, Bot. Gaz. 30: 194. 1900

Type:

Wilkes Expedition s.n., , USA: Washington Territory, Nisqually or USA: Washington, Okanogan Co., Fort Okanagan
   
Syntypes(?): NY 00335249 or 00335250


Johnston's 1925 Treatment

Distribution:
Note record in one county of Massachusetts, the only example of an adventive Cryptantha. See Angelo and Boufford 2014.
From: Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2012. North American Plant Atlas (http://www.bonap.org/MapSwitchboard.html).
Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2010. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)].
Dark green=present in state; Light green=present in county, not rare.Yellow=present, rare. Accessed 12 Jan 2013 and 13 Apr 2016.

Types:

NY 00335249

NY 00335250
Wilkes Expedition s.n., , USA: Washington Territory, Nisqually or USA: Washington, Okanogan Co., Fort Okanagan

Specimens:
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Nutlet, dorsal view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Nutlet, ventral view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Nutlet, side view
Scale bar = 1 mm

Cryptantha ambigua
(CAS 217736)



Cryptantha ambigua
Nuri Benet-Pierce 524, 14 July 2012 (SDSU 20524)
40.6359, -121.1667  1,724 meters