Cryptantha crassisepala (Torrey & A. Gray) Greene
Pittonia 1: 112. 1887


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Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha  cras-si-sè-pa-la
Etymology:
with thick sepals
Synonym:



Basionym: Eritrichium crassisepalum Torrey & A. Gray, Pacific Railr. Rep. 2, Pt. 4, Bot. (Pope): 171. 1857
Homotypic synonyms:
   Krynitzkia crassisepala (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 268. 1885
Nomen nudum: Eritrichium crassisepalum Torrey, nomen nudum, Pacific Railr. Rep. 1, Pt. 2, Bot. (Pope): 321. 1855
Type:


J. Pope s.n., USA: Texas, Pecos river, western Texas
   Holotype: NY 00335228
   Isotypes: GH 00106150, 00106151


Johnston's 1925 Treatment

Johnston's 1959 Treatment

Key to varieties (from Kelley & Simpson, in prep.):

   
   Corolla rotate, limb 3-6 mm in diameter, appendages prominent, yellow ......................................... C. crassisepala var. crassisepala

   Corolla funnelform, limb (1)1.5-2.5 mm in diameter, appendages white to pale yellow ............... C. crassisepala var. elachantha I. M. Johnston


Distribution:

Species Distribution (including both varieties)

Distribution of C. crassisepala var. crassisepala

Distribution of C. crassisepala var. elachantha
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)].
COLOR KE
Y: Dark green=present in state; Light green=present in county, not rare; Yellow=present in county, rare. Accessed 8 Jan 2013.

Holotype:


J. Pope s.n., USA: Texas, Pecos river, western Texas
   NY 00335228



Exemplars (variety of this one currently unknown):
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Cryptantha crassisepala (SD 64231)
4 Nutlets, Dorsal view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha
crassisepala (SD 64231)
Large Nutlet, dorsal view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha
crassisepala (SD 64231)
Large Nutlet, ventral view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha crassisepala (SD 64231)
Large Nutlet, side view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha
crassisepala (SD 64231)
Small Nutlet, dorsal view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha
crassisepala (SD 64231)
Small Nutlet, ventral view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha crassisepala (SD 64231)
Small Nutlet, side view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha crassisepala (Ripma 414)