Cryptantha rostellata (Greene) Greene
Red-Stemmed Cryptantha
Pittonia 1: 116. 1887

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Cryp-tán-tha  ros-tel-là-ta
Latin rostellum, "a little beak," presumably in reference to the nutlet shape

Krynitzkia rostellata Greene, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1(4): 203. 1885 (BASIONYM)
Krynitzkia suksdorfii Greene, Bot. Gaz. 40: 146. 1905
Cryptantha suksdorfii (Greene) Piper, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 11: 484. 1906
Cryptantha rostellata var. suksdorfii (Greene) Brand, Pflanzenr. (Engler) Heft 97 4, Fam. 252: 59. 1931


M. K. Curran s.n., May 1884, USA: California, Colusa Co., Leesville, CAS 00123283 (originally 209)

Distribution: USA: northern California, also e. Oregon, e. Washington.
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 13 Jul 2014.
RIGHT: Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH):

Cryptantha rostellata (CAS 00123283)
M. K. Curran, s.n.,
May 1884, USA: California, Colusa Co., Leesville
Approximate location: 39.1894, -122.4234
Courtesy of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Additional Specimens:

Cryptantha rostellata
D. Anderson 5267, 15 July 1971 (RSA 244955)
USA: California, Trinity Co.
Approximate location: 40.3579, -123.52393, 4,400 feet
Courtey of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Herbarium (RSA)