Cryptantha intermedia (A. Gray) Greene
Pittonia 1: 114. 1887

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Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha in-ter-mè-di-a
Etymology:
"intermediate," indicating a taxon considered partway between two others
Synonyms:






Homotypic Synonyms:
   Eritrichium intermedium
A. Gray (Basionym), Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 225. 1882
   Krynitzia intermedia (A. Gray) A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 273. 1885
Heterotypic Synonyms:
   
Cryptantha quentinensis J. F. Macbride, Contr. Gray Herb. 56: 58. 1918
         Type: Palmer 695, 1889, MEXICO: Baja California, San Quintin, Holotype: GH 00096300
   Cryptantha hansenii Brand, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 24: 58. 1927
   Cryptantha hansenii Brand var. pulchella Brand, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 24: 58. 1927

Type:

J. C. Nevin s.n., 1880 or 1882, USA: California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
   Syntypes: GH 00097678, GH 00097679

Johnston's 1925 Treatment

Key (after Kelley and Simpson, in prep. Flora of North America):


 Nutlets papillate and densely high-tubercled

      Upper stem trichomes appressed and spreading; mature fruiting calyx ascending to inclined in orientation ...... C. intermedia var. intermedia

      Upper stem trichomes spreading, few appressed; mature fruiting calyx horizontal to inclined in orientation ...... C. intermedia var. johnstonii

Nutlets papillate and sparsely low-tubercled ...... C. intermedia var. hendersonii



Type Specimens (Syntypes)


J. C. Nevin s.n., 1882
USA: California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
   Syntypes: GH 00097678


J. C. Nevin s.n., 1880
USA: California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
   Syntypes: GH 00097679