Cryptantha scoparia A. Nelson
Bot. Gaz. 54: 144. 1912

Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha  sco-pà-ri-a
Etymology:
broom-like
Synonym(s):
C. muriculata (A. Gray) Greene var. montana A. Nels., Erythea 7: 69. 1899
   A. Nelson 4683, 13 Jun 1898, USA: Wyoming: Sweetwater County: Granger.
   [County not given on label.]
   
Holotype: RM 0001562, Isotypes: GH 00096062, NY 00335181, US 00111063
Type:


Nelson 1311, 24 Jul 1911, USA: Idaho, Lincoln County, Minidoka, Sagebrush plains.
   HOLOTYPE: RM 0001571
   ISOTYPE(S): E 00026005, GH 00096271, MIN 1000747, RM 0001570

Treatment from Johnston 1925
Nutlets 4 per fruit, homomorphic, lanceolate, 1.6-2.1 mm long, rough, with spinulose tubercles.


Type Specimens of Cryptantha scoparia

Isotype: GH 00096271
Nelson 1311, 24 Jul 1911
USA: Idaho, Lincoln County, Minidoka, Sagebrush plains.



Distribution of Cryptantha scoparia
From: Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2012. North American Plant Atlas (http://www.bonap.org/MapSwitchboard.html).
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)].
COLOR KE
Y: Dark green=present in state; Light green=present in county, not rare. Yellow=present, rare. Accessed 14 Dec 2015.


Exemplar Specimens:
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Herbarium specimen

Specimen close-up of cymules

Fruit with 4 nutlets


Nutlet, dorsal view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Nutlet, ventral view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Nutlet, side view
Scale bar = 1 mm
Cryptantha scoparia (POM 170650, barcode RSA 0067046)
Jones 25009, 22 Jun 1930
USA: Nevada



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Cryptantha scoparia (RSA 641530)
DeDecker 5371, 25 Jun 1982

USA: California: Inyo County, White Mountain Road, above Cedar Flat; at wash below gate, 7,500 feet.