Cryptantha maritima var. maritima

Cryptantha maritima
var. maritima

Pittonia 1: 117. 1887

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Cryp-tán-tha ma-rí-ti-ma var. ma-rí-ti-ma
"of the sea", perhaps after type specimen collected near ocean on Guadalupe Island

Krynitzia maritima Greene (Basionym), Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1(4): 204-205 (1885)

Krynitzkia ramosissima A. Gray (in part), Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 277 (1885)
Cryptantha ramosissima (A.Gray) Greene (in part), Pittonia 1: 116 (1887)

E. L. Greene s.n., 26 Apr 1885, MEXICO: Baja California, Guadalupe Island (US00111056)

Basionym Protologue from Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1(4): 204-205 (1885)
K. maritima.
Erect, a, span to a foot high, intricately and compactly branching: leaves linear, an inch long, setose with short bristles: spikes elongated, with only here and there a leafy bract: calyx a line [ca. 2.2 mm] long, short-bristly, not villous: nutlet solitary, hardly a half line long, dark brown and shining, ovate-lanceolate in outline, ventral face flat, the closed groove terminating in a triangular or roundish scar. K. ramosissima, Gray, 1. c. as to the plant of Guadalupe Island. First collected by Dr. Palmer, in 1875, and again by the present writer, April 26, 1885.
      This and the preceding all fall into line with K. oxycarya and K. microstachys, with which they agree in the character of a solitary, smooth and shining nutlet.
Note: Comments in square brackets []. Note description of nutlets as smooth and shining.

Treatment from Johnston 1925

Note on Cryptantha ramosissima (ined.) by Brandegee 1889

Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2015. Taxonomic Data Center. (
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.

US00111056 holotype specimen US00111056d holotype close-up
E. L. Greene s.n., 26 Apr 1885, MEXICO: Baja California, Guadalupe Island (US1320711=US00111056)
Original material; possible isolectotype. (See Simpson and Rebman 2021.)

C_maritima_v_m-SD86945 nutlet dorsal
C_maritima_v_m-SD86945 nutlet ventral C_maritima_v_m-SD86945 nutlet lateral
Cryptantha maritima var. maritima
Reid Moran 21176, 26 Mar 1974 (SD86945)
Mexico, Baja California Sur, Common locally on sandy flat, Rocky Point, east shore of San Ignacio Lagoon. 26.78667 -113.245

SDSU18679 specimen
C_maritima_v_m-SDSU18679 field image1
C_maritima_v_m-SDSU18679 field image2
Cryptantha maritima var. maritima
Hasenstab 45, 1 April 2008 (SDSU18679)
USA: California, Riverside County, Fan Canyon, Joshua Tree National Park.
33.89862, -116.24026, 1,992 feet (607 meters)

SDSU19298 specimen
C_maritima_v_m-SDSU19298 smooth nutlet dorsal
C_maritima_v_m-SDSU19298 smooth nutlet ventral C_maritima_v_m-SDSU19298 smooth nutlet lateral
C_maritima_v_m-SDSU19298 rough nutlet dorsal C_maritima_v_m-SDSU19298 rough nutlet ventral C_maritima_v_m-SDSU19298 rough nutlet lateral
Cryptantha maritima var. maritima
M.G. Simpson 2933, 17 March 2008 (SDSU19298)
USA: California, San Diego County, Borrego Springs, just west of S3 (Yaqui Pass Road), ca. 1.8 miles south of junction with Borrego Valley Road.
33.19375, -116.33075, 730 feet (223 meters)

Crytantha maritima var. maritima
A.C. Sanders 7660, 15 Feb 1988 (SD129489)
Mexico, Baja California, Unknown, Valley of the Rio San Telmo, 2 miles above Highway 1 on the road to San Telmo and the observatory.
On a disturbed slope near the riparian zone. 30.95 -116.11667, 350 meters elevation

C_maritima-HCIB3333a specimen 1 C_maritima-HCIB3333a specimen 2
C_maritima-HCIB3333a specimen 3 C_maritima-HCIB3333a specimen 4
C_maritima-HCIB3333a fruit1
C_maritima-HCIB3333a fruit2
Cryptantha maritima var. maritima
S. Boyd 3308, 21 April 1989 (HCIB3333)
MEXICO: Baja California Sur, Vizcaino Desert, NE base of Sierra el Placer, 18.5 mi E of Rancho San Jose Del Castro on main road to Bahia Tortugas.
350 m elev.

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