Cryptantha milobakeri I. M. Johnston
J. Arnold Arbor. 21: 63. 1940

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Cryp-tán-tha  mi-lo-bà-ke-ri
after Milo Samuel Baker, 1868-1961
Synonym (Taxonomic):
C. torreyana Greene var. scrutata Jeps., Fl. Calif. [Jepson] 3: 351. 1943

M. S. Baker 7629, 5 May 1934
USA: California, Lake Co., Open space in chaparral about midway between Kelseyville and Lower Lake
HOLOTYPE: GH 00096059; ISOTYPE: CAS 0033122
Diagnostic Features:

Cryptantha milobakeri can be distinguished (in part) in consisting of annual herbs with ebracteate flowers, a calyx with long, soft, villous trichomes, and 1(2), smooth, shiny nutlet.

LEFT: Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2012. North American Plant Atlas (
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)].
Y: Dark green=present in state; Yellow=present in county, rare. Accessed 8 Jan 2013.
RIGHT: Courtesy of the Consortium of California Herbaria. Accessed 19 Apr 2014.

M.S. Baker 7629, 5 May 1934 (GH 00096059)
USA: California, Lake County

M.S. Baker 7629, 5 May 1934 (CAS 0033122)
USA: California, Lake County


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Cryptantha milobakeri
(CAS 273852)

Fruit, with calyx and nutlet
Scale = 1 mm

Fruit, with calyx and nutlet
Note gynobase and style. Scale = 1 mm

Cryptantha milobakeri
M.S. Baker 12714, 31 May 1953 (RSA 90783)
USA: California, Tehama County, logging road west of Paskenta, near 5 mile post.