Cryptantha crinita

Cryptantha crinita Greene

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: GH00424912

Johnston 1925 Description, p. 74

Description in The Jepson eFlora

Cryptantha crinita has a Calfornia Rare Plant Rank of 1B.2 in the CNPS Inventory.

Phylogenetic Relationships:
Simpson2017-p1141-Fig2-cpDNA cladogram
Mabry_Simpson2018-Fig6-p64-Astral cladogram
Cladograms from: Top, Simpson et al. 2017:1411, cpDNA results; Bottom, Mabry and Simpson 2018:64, Astral results.
In all these results, Cryptantha crinita is part of a well-supported clade, is sister to C. mariposae, these two sister to C. ambigua and C. torreyana and these four sister to C. watsonii.

Left: Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2012. North American Plant Atlas (
Y: Dark green=present in state; Yellow=present in county, rare. Accessed 8 Jan 2013.
Middle: Courtesy of the Consortium of California Herbaria. Accessed 19 Apr 2014.
Right: CCH2. Click to see current herbarium records.

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

Cryptantha crinita
D.W. Taylor 10684, 25 Apr 1990 (RSA565010)
USA: California, Shasta County. 2700 feet.

Cryptantha crinita
(JEPS 04341)
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.

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