Cryptantha sparsiflora

Cryptantha sparsiflora (Greene) Greene

Pittonia 1: 116 (1887)

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Cryp-tán-tha  spar-si-flò-ra
sparsely flowered
Homotypic Synonyms:
   Krynitzkia sparsiflora Greene (Basionym), Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1(4A): 203. 1885

M. K. Curran s.n., USA: California, Colusa Co., possibly Leesville, 1884
Holotype: CAS208, barcode 00123284

Johnston 1925 Description, p. 100

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 sparsiflora is part of a well-supported clade with C. simulans, 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. Accessed 3 Jun 2014.
RIGHT: CCH2 (live map; click to see individual specimens)

M. K. Curran s.n., USA: California, Colusa Co., possibly Leesville, 1884
Holotype: CAS208, barcode 00123284

UCR183745 specimen Cryptantha_sparsiflora-Sanders33709 inflorescence Cryptantha_sparsiflora-Sanders33709-UCR183745 fruit
Cryptantha_sparsiflora-Sanders33709-UCR183745 nutlet dorsal view Cryptantha_sparsiflora-Sanders33709-UCR183745  nutlet ventral view
Cryptantha sparsiflora
A. C. Sanders 33709, 10 May 2007 (UCR183745)
USA: California, Kern, hills west of Dry Field Canyon, c. 2 miles east of Castac Lake, 34.83361 -118.81472, 1250m elev

UCR184326 specimen Cryptantha_sparsiflora-Sanders34146-UCR184326 fruit
Cryptantha sparsiflora
A. C. Sanders 34146, 12 June 2007 (UCR184326)
USA: California, Kern, Geghus Ridge c. 10 miles NE of Lebec, large side canyon above Bear Trap Canyon, SE of the corral near bench mark 4821, 34.90694 -118.7275, 1280m  elev
Note: This specimen used in Simpson et al. (2017) and Mabry and Simpson (2018).

Cryptantha sparsiflora
Thorne 36986, 8 June 1987, USA: California, Tulare County

Cryptantha sparsiflora
C.B. Wolf 4741, 16 May 1933, USA: California, Fresno County

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