Cryptantha simulans

Cryptantha simulans Greene

Pittonia 5: 54 (1902)

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Cryp-tán-tha  sí-mu-lans
Homotypic Synonym:
C. ambigua f. simulans (Greene) Brand, Pflanzenr. (Engler) [Heft 97] 4, Fam. 252: 68 (1931)
Heterotypic Synonym:
      C. steubelii Brand, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 24: 58 (1927)

G. Hansen s.n., 1892, USA: California: Amador County, Jackson
   Holotype: UC24686; Isotype: GH00096277

Johnston 1925 Description, p. 82

Description in The Jepson eFlora

Phylogenetic Relationships:
Simpson_etal2017_p1411-cpDNA cladogram
Mabry_Simpson2018_p63-Concatenated cladogram
Cladograms from: Top, Simpson et al. 2017:1411, cpDNA results; Bottom, Mabry and Simpson 2018, concatenated results.
In all these results, Cryptantha simulans is part of a well-supported clade with C. sparsiflora, these two sister to C. flaccida.

Left: Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2012. North American Plant Atlas (
Dark green=present in state; Light green=present in county, not rare.Yellow=present in county and rare. Accessed 26 Feb 2016.
Right: CCH2. Click to see live specimen records.

G. Hansen s.n., 1892 [Note: Year listed as 1896 in Greene's protologue], USA: California: Amador County (UC24686)
Approximate locality: 38.348793 -120.77324

Hansen 1903, 28 July 1896, USA, California, El Dorado County, Cosumnes (GH00096277)
Note: County differes from Greene's protologue.

Cryptantha simulans
W. V. Whitham 139, 19 June 1969 (SD70318)
USA, California, San Diego County, west slope of Middle Peak, Cuyamaca, 32.9833, -116.6000, 1400 meters elevation

Cryptantha simulans
Howe 1715, 1947-05-30 (SDSU05488)
USA, California, Kern Co., Greenhorn Mts. Elevation: 2073 meters

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