Cryptantha pterocarya (Torrey) Greene var. purpusii Jepson
Man. Fl. Pl. Calif. [Jepson] 849. 1925

Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha  pte-ro-cár-ya  var. pur-pùs-i-i
Etymology (varietal epithet):

after Carl Albert Purpus (1853-1941) or his brother Joseph Anton Purpus
(1860-1932), German plant collectors in Central America
Synonyms:
None
Type:

Argus Mountains, southeast California (Inyo County), USA.
C. A. Purpus 5433. 1 June 1894. (Holotype: JEPS 2548)

Specimens Examined (all that are known to date):
SDSU 18623
SDSU 18624
SDSU 19476
SDSU 20172
SDSU 20174










UC 1601965
UC 1787864













UCR 86220
UCR 114777
UCR 157741
UCR 177785
UCR 211406











Distribution Map
(Updated 17 Mar. 2011, from all specimens listed above)


HOLOTYPE
Cryptantha pterocarya var. purpusii (JEPS 2548)
C. A. Purpus 5433 (June 1897)


Winged Nutlet, dorsal view

Winged Nutlet, ventral view

Winged Nutlet, side view

Unwinged Nutlet, dorsal view

Unwinged Nutlet, ventral view

Unwinged Nutlet, side view


 
Nutlets + Calyx

 
Nutlets + Calyx


Nutlets + Calyx

Nutlets + Calyx


HOLOTYPE
Cryptantha pterocarya var. purpusii (JEPS 2548)
Argus Mountains, dry beds of creeks, 4,000-5,000 ft. elevation, southeast California, Inyo County
C. A. Purpus 5433 (June 1897)
Approximate locality