Cryptantha fendleri

Cryptantha fendleri (A.Gray) Greene

Pittonia 1: 120 (1887)

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Cryp-tán-tha  fénd-le-ri
after August(us) Fendler (1813-1883), a German plant collector in North and Central America
Homotypic synonym:
   Krynitzkia fendleri A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 268. 1885 (basionym)
Heterotypic Synonyms:
   Krynitzkia pattersonii A.Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 268. 1885
   Cryptantha pattersonii, Pittonia 1: 120 (1887)
   Eritrichium hispidum Philippi var. leiocarpum Kunzte, illegit. Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 437. 1891
        C.E.O. Kuntze s.n., USA: Wyoming, Cheynne (Isotype: GH00097019)
   Cryptantha ramulosissima A.Nelson, Erythea 7: 68. 1899
        Type: A. Nelson 5275, 6 Sep 1898, USA: Wyoming, Albany County, Laramie
        Holotype: RM0001566; Isotype: GH00096074
   Cryptantha wyomingensis Gandoger, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 65: 62. 1918
   Cryptantha fendleri Greene var. ramulosissima Brand, Pflanzenr. (Engler) [Heft 97] 4, Fam. 252: 57. 1931

A. Fendler 635, USA: New Mexico, 1847
   Holotype: GH00097676

Johnston's 1925 Treatment, p. 89

Description in The Jepson eFlora

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

Phylogenetic Relationships:

Cladograms from: Top, Simpson et al. 2017:1411, cpDNA results; Bottom, Mabry and Simpson 2018:64, Astral results.
In both results, Cryptantha fendleri is sister to C. kelseyana,, in a clade with C. minima, C. crassisepala, and C. recurvata.

Top: 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 5 Jan 2013.
Bottom left: CCH2. Click to see live records. Bottom right: SEINet. Click to see live records.


Cryptantha fendleri
A. Fendler 635, USA: New Mexico, 1847
   Holotype: GH00097676

Cryptantha fendleri
C.C. Freemen 16563, 24 Aug 2000 (COLO502294)
USA: Colorado, Cheyenne County
38.8494, -103.1625, 4,610 feet

Cryptantha fendleri [C. ramulosissima]
A. Nelson 7670, 21 July 1900
USA: Wyoming, Albany County, Laramie

Cryptantha fendleri
W. A. Weber 14207, 13 Aug 1970 (SD77614)

USA: Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, in Moraine Park

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