Cryptantha torreyana (A. Gray) Greene
Pittonia 1: 118. 1887

Johnston's 1925 Treatment

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Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha  tor-re-yà-na
Etymology:
after John Torrey (1796-1873)
Synonym(s):














Basionym: Krynitzkia torreyana A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 271. 1885
Homotypic Synonym(s):
   Cryptantha torreyana var. genuina I. M. Johnston, Contr. Gray Herb. 74: 78. 1925
Heterotypic Synonym(s):
   Krynitzkia torreyana A. Gray var. calycosa A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 271. 1885
   Cryptantha torreyana var. calycosa (A. Gray) Greene, Pittonia 1: 119. 1887
   Cryptantha calycosa (A. Gray) Rydberg , Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 331. 1900
   Cryptantha affinis (A. Gray) Greene var. flexuosa A. Nelson, Bot. Gaz. 30: 195 1900
   Cryptantha torreyi Rydberg, Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 331 1900
   Cryptantha flexuosa (A. Nelson) A. Nelson, Man. Bot. Rocky Mt. ed. 2: 416 1909
   Cryptantha torreyana var. calistogae I. M. Johnston, Contr. Gray Herb. 74: 78. 1925
   Cryptantha torreyana var. genuina subvar. bracteata Brand, Pflanzenr. (Engler) 4, Fam. 252: 58. 1931
   Cryptantha torreyana var. genuina subvar. calycosa Brand, Pflanzenr. (Engler) 4, Fam. 252: 58. 1931
   Cryptantha torreyana var. genuina subvar. capitata Brand, Pflanzenr. (Engler) 4, Fam. 252: 58. 1931
   Cryptantha eastwoodiae H. St. John, Fl. Southeast. Wash. & Idaho 342 (1937)

Type:

Uncertain; listed as a possible type:
   E. L. Greene s.n., Jun 1887, USA: California, Alameda County, Berkeley (PH 00016774)


Key to the two recognized varieties (after Kelley 2012 et al.)

   
  Calyx 1–1.5(2) mm, (2.5)3–4.5 mm in fruit, lobe margin sparse-strigose; nutlet 1.3–1.5 mm ................. C. t. var. pumila

  Calyx 2–2.5 mm, 4–6.5(8) mm in fruit, lobe margin dense-strigose; nutlet (1.6)1.7–2.2(2.5) mm ........ C. t. var. torreyana



Distribution of two varieties:
LEFT: Cryptantha torreyana var. pumila. MIDDLE and RIGHT: Cryptantha torreyana var. torreyana.
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 in county, rare. Accessed 12 Jan 2013.