Cryptantha crinita Greene      Silky Cryptantha
Erythea 3: 66. 1895

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Cryp-tán-tha  cri-nì-ta
long-haired, having long hair
Krynitzkia crinita (Greene) Rattan, West Coast Botany 59. 1898

M. S. Baker, USA: California, Shasta County, Cow Creek, 25 May 1894
   Holotype: Unknown to date
   Isotypes: GH 00424912

Johnston's 1925 Treatment

LEFT: Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2012. North American Plant Atlas (
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)].
Y: Dark green=present in state; Yellow=present in county, rare. Accessed 8 Jan 2013.
RIGHT: Courtesy of the Consortium of California Herbaria. Accessed 19 Apr 2014.


Cryptantha crinita (RSA 216792)
Nutlet, dorsal view
Scale bar = 1 mm

Cryptantha crinita (RSA 216792)
Nutlet, ventral view
Scale bar = 1 mm

Cryptantha crinita (RSA 216792)
Nutlet, side view
Scale bar = 1 mm

Nutlet generally 1, lance-ovate, acuminate (beaked), densely papillate, with a few obscure tubercles;
attachment scar edges raised, abutted near apex, narrowly gapped lower portion, flared gapped at base forming deep, triangular areole.

Cryptantha crinita
D.W. Taylor 10684, 25 Apr 1990 (RSA 565010)
USA: California, Shasta County. 2700 feet.

Cryptantha crinita
(JEPS 104341)
Stem hairs appressed and spreading; pedicel 2-3 mm long, elongating in fruit; pedicel and calyx densely white, silky-hairy, hairs appressed to ascending;
sepals 4.5-6.5 mm long in fruit; corolla limb (3)4-9 mm in diameter.