Friday, November 27, 2015

Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia (Common Eucrypta)

3/23/19 Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, Riverside County, CA

4/12/03 Eaton Canyon Natural Area, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA 

 4/2/05 Eaton Canyon Natural Area

3/6/05 South side of Hwy. 79 between call box and Wood Chuck Road (Temecula-Aguanga), Riverside County, CA

1/23/05 Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde), Lower Arroyo Seco, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

3/6/05 On our property, La Cresta, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Common Eucrypta

SPECIES: Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)


LOCATION: Eaton Canyon Natural Area, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Stem erect to openly spreading, < 9 dm

Leaves: lower 2–10 cm, 1–5 cm wide, petioles < 1/2 blade, widened, clasping, blade oblong to widely ovate, pinnate to deeply pinnately lobed, lobes 7–13, deeply 1–2-pinnately lobed, teeth obtuse; upper leaves smaller, narrower, less lobed, bases clasping

Inflorescence: flowers 4–15 per branch; pedicels generally recurved in fruit

Flower: calyx 2–4 mm; corolla 2–6 mm, lobes hairy on back; style < 3 mm

Fruit 2–4 mm wide, < spreading calyx

Seeds 6–8, dark brown, of 2 kinds; some elliptic or round, disk-like, smooth; others oblong-ovoid, wrinkled

Ecology: Canyons, chaparral, disturbed areas, slopes

Elevation: 0–2300 m.  

Bioregional distribution: s Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi Mountain Area, San Joaquin Valley, Central Western California, Southwestern California, East of Sierra Nevada, Desert 

Distribution outside California: Nevada, Arizona, Baja California

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