Greeneocharis circumscissa (Hooker & Arnott) Rydberg
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 36: 677. 1909


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Pronunciation:
Green-e-ó-cha-ris cir-cum-scís-sa
Etymology:
"around" + "cut"
Synonyms:

















Basionym:
   
Lithospermum circumscissum Hooker & Arnott, Bot. Beechey Voy. 370. 1840
Homotypic synonyms:
   Piptocalyx circumscissus (Hooker & Arnott) Torr., ined., U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. Pacific N. Amer. 17(2): 414, t. 12. 1874 ; C. Wilkes Expl. Exped.
   Eritrichium circumscissum (Hooker & Arnott) A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 10: 58. 1874
   Krynitzkia circumcissa (Hooker & Arnott) A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 20: 275. 1885
   Wheelerella circumscissa (Hooker & Arnott) G.B. Grant, Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 5: 28. 1906
   Cryptantha circumscissa (Hooker & Arnott) I. M. Johnston, Contr. Gray Herb. 68: 55. 1923
   Cryptantha circumscissa (Hooker & Arnott) I. M. Johnston var. genuina, nom. inval. [=var. circumscissa], Contr. Gray Herb. 74: 41. 1925
Heterotypic synonyms:
   Krynitzkia dichotoma Greene, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1(4): 206. 1885
   Piptocalyx dichotomus (Greene) Greene, Pittonia 1: 60. 1887
   Cryptantha depressa A. Nelson, Bot. Gaz. 34: 29. 1902
   Wheelerella dichotoma G. B. Grant, Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 5: 28. 1906
   Greeneocharis circumscissa var. hispida J. F.Macbr., Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 51: 546. 1916
   Greeneocharis dichotoma J.F.Macbr., Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 51: 546. 1916
   Cryptantha dichotoma (Greene) I. M. Johnston, Contr. Gray Herb. 68: 55. 1923
   Cryptantha circumscissa (Hooker & Arnott) I. M. Johnston var. hispida (J. F. Macbride) I. M. Johnston, Contr. Gray Herb. 74: 42. 1925
Type:
W. F. Tolmie, s.n., collected for W. J. Hooker, s.n., U.S.A.: "Snake Country," possibly California; Date unknown, possibly 1827 (E 00026028)


Key to varieties of Greeneocharis circumscissa (modified from Kelley et al. 2012):
      Stem generally > 2 cm; calyx 3–4 mm in fruit; fruit axis ± = mature nutlets; nutlet beak 0; leaf margin rolled under ..... var. circumscissa

      Stem 0.5–2 cm; calyx 2.5–3 mm in fruit; fruit axis < mature nutlets; nutlet strongly beaked; leaf margin ± flat .................... var. rosulata