Cryptantha maritima (Greene) Greene
Pittonia 1: 117. 1887
Treatment by Johnston 1925
Note on C. ramosissima by Brandegee 1899

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Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha ma-rí-ti-ma
Etymology:
"of the sea"
Synonyms:

Krynitzia maritima Greene (BASIONYM), Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1(4): 204-205. 1885
Krynitzia ramosissima A. Gray (in part)
Type:

Cryptantha maritima (Greene) Greene
      E. L. Greene s.n., 26 Apr 1885, MEXICO: Baja California, Guadalupe Island (US 00111056)



Distribution:
LEFT: Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2015. Taxonomic Data Center. (http://www.bonap.net/tdc).
Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2015. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)]
COLOR KEY: Dark green =present in state; Light green=present in county, not rare.
RIGHT: Data from Encyclopedia of LIfe (eol.org), this C. maritima var. pilosa only.


Key (tentative): to three varieties

   
    Ovules 4, nutlets 1-4 per fruit; corolla large, limb >3 mm in diameter ............... Cryptantha maritima var. cedrosensis

    Ovules 2, nutlets 1-2 per fruit; corolla small, limb ca. 1 mm in diameter

        Calyces with dense tuffs of white, straight, ascending trichomes ............................ Cryptantha maritima var. pilosa

        Calyces lacking dense tuffs of white, straight, ascending trichomes .................. Cryptantha maritima var. maritima