Cryptantha echinella Greene - Spiny Cryptantha
Pittonia 1: 115. 1887


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Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha e-chi-nél-la
Etymology:
with little spines, from echinos, "hedgehog or spine," and -ella, a suffix denoting small size
Synonyms:

Cryptantha ambigua (A. Gray) Greene forma robustior Brand, Pflanzenr. (Engler) [Heft 97] 4, Fam. 252: 69. 1931
Cryptantha ambigua (A. Gray) Greene var. echinella (Greene) Jepson & Hoover, Fl. Calif. [Jepson] 3: 336. 1943
Type:

C. F. Sonne 24, 25 July 1886; USA: California, Nevada County, Mt. Stanford, dry, sandy exposed ridge
   Holotype: CAS 0033087
   Possible Isotype: CAS 0033088


Distribution:
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. Accessed 6 Jan 2013.


Holotype:
C. F. Sonne 24, 25 July 1886
USA: California, Nevada County
Mt. Stanford, dry, sandy exposed ridge
CAS 0033087
Possible Isotype:
C. F. Sonne s.n., 24 July 1886
USA: California, Nevada County,
Dry exposed slopes on Mt. Stanford
CAS 0033088


Exemplar:
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Cryptantha
echinella
(RSA 682890)
Nutlet, dorsal view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha
echinella
(RSA 682890)
Nutlet, ventral view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha
echinella
(RSA 682890)
Nutlet, side view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha echinella
M.G. Simpson 3319, 15 June 2010 (SDSU 19611)
34.151 -116.784, 2,100 meters


Cryptantha echinella
M.G. Simpson 3324, 15 June 2010 (SDSU 19613)
34.302 -116.831, 2,213 meters