Cryptantha watsonii (A. Gray) Greene
Pittonia 1: 120. 1887

Johnston 1925 Description

Cryptantha s.s. HOME

Pronunciation:
Cryp-tán-tha wat-són-i-i
Etymology:
after Sereno Watson (1826-1892)
Synonyms:


Krynitzkia watsonii A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 271. 1885 (Basionym)
Cryptantha vinctens A. Nels. & Macbr. , Bot. Gaz. 62: 143. 1916
   Type: J.B. Leiberg 2235, 10 Jun 1896. Holotype: GH 00096287; Isotype: BR 0000006960902
Type:


Watson 858, July 1869, UTAH: Wahsatch Mountains, 6,000 feet
   Holotype: GH 00097690
   Isotypes: US 00118520 (42154), YU 065207

Key to Cryptantha of California (Kelley et al. 2012. The Jepson eFlora)

Distribution:

LEFT: 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 KEY: Dark green=present in state; Light green=present in county, not rare. Accessed 11 Apr 2014.
RIGHT: California Consortium of Herbaria. Accessed 22 Jan 2012.


Type Specimens:

GH 00097690

US 42154 (barcode 00118520)

YU 065207
Watson 858, July 1869, UTAH: Wasatch Mountains, 6,000 feet.


Representative Specimens:
Note smooth, shiny, compressed, lance-ovate nutlets (1.4-2 mm long) with sharply
angled margins (esp. near apex) and small (0.5-1.5 mm wide) corolla limb.
[Click on image for higher magnification.]


Nutlet, dorsal view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Nutlet, ventral view
Scale bar = 1 mm


Nutlet, side view
Scale bar = 1 mm

Cryptantha watsonii
Ertter 7187, 16 Jun 1987 (RSA 516987, barcode 0008806)
USA: California, Lassen County, Skeedaddle Mountains on NE side of Honey Lake.
Approximate locality: 40.3886711, -120.1434123

Courtesy of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Herbarium (RSA-POM)



Cryptantha watsonii
Schweich 761, 19 Jun 2011 (UC 1980485)
USA: Mono Basin, Mono Co., California
38.0644, -119.1066, 2061 meters
Courtesy of UC-Jepson Herbarium (UC)