Cryptantha excavata Brandegee
Deep-Scarred Cryptantha

Bot. Gaz. 27: 452. 1899


[Cryptantha s.s. HOME]

Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha  ex-ca-và-ta
Etymology:
"hollowed out," in reference to the nutlet attachment scar
Synonyms:
None known
Type:

K. Brandegee s.n., April 1892, USA: California: Colusa County, Stites
   Holotype: UC 79296
   Possible Fragment Isotype (kleptotype): RSA 0001772

Johnston's (1925) treatment

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:
K. Brandegee s.n., USA: California: Colusa County, Stites
UC 79296


Exemplar:


Cryptantha excavata
(RSA 216793)
Herbarium Specimen Scan


Cryptantha excavata
(RSA 216793)
Nutlet, dorsal view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha excavata
(RSA 216793)
Nutlet, ventral view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Cryptantha excavata
(RSA 216793)
Nutlet, side view
Scale bar = 1 mm

Note hollowed out ("excavated") attachment scar, characteristic of this species.