Cryptantha crassisepala

Cryptantha crassisepala (Torrey & A.Gray) Greene

Pittonia 1: 112. 1887

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Cryp-tán-tha  cras-si-sè-pa-la
with thick sepals

   Eritrichium crassisepalum Torrey, nomen nudum, Pacific Railr. Rep. 1, Pt. 2, Bot. (Pope): 321. 1855
   Eritrichium crassisepalum Torrey & A.Gray (basionym), Pacific Railr. Rep. 2, Pt. 4, Bot. (Pope): 171. 1857
   Krynitzkia crassisepala (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 268. 1885
   Cryptantha dicarpa A.Nelson, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 16: 30 (1903)

       Type: T.D.A. Cockerell 30, Jan 1903 (RM36885=RM0001553), United States, New Mexico, Mesilla Park, 3800 feet elevation

J. Pope s.n., USA: Texas, Pecos river, western Texas
   Holotype: NY00335228
   Isotypes: GH00106150, GH00106151

Johnston's 1925 Treatment

Johnston's 1959 Treatment

Phylogenetic Relationships:
Simpson_etal2017 cladogram including Cryptantha crassisepala
Mabry and Simpson 2018 cladogram including Cryptantha crassisepala
Cladograms from: Top, Simpson et al. 2017:1411, cpDNA results; Bottom, Mabry and Simpson 2018:64, Astral results.
In both results, Cryptantha crassisepala (var. elacantha) is sister to C. minima, these sister to a clade of C. kelseyana and C. fendleri.

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

Cryptantha crassisepala distribution map from SEINet 
Cryptrantha crassisepala BONAP map
Species Distribution (including both varieties)
Cryptrantha crassisepala var. crassisepala BONAP map
Distribution of C. crassisepala var. crassisepala
Cryptrantha crassisepala var. elachantha BONAP map
Distribution of C. crassisepala var. elachantha
Crypantha crassisepala
SEINet. Click to see current herbarium records.
Bottom: Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2012. North American Plant Atlas (
Y: Dark green=present in state; Light green=present in county, not rare; Yellow=present in county, rare. Accessed 8 Jan 2013.

Eritrichium crassisepalum holotype
Eritrichium crassisepalum [=Crypantha crassisepala]
J. Pope s.n. (NY00335228), United States, Texas, Pecos river, western Texas

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