Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cryptantha intermedia (Common Cryptantha)

3/11/17 Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, Riverside County, CA


COMMON NAME: Common Cryptantha

SPECIES: Cryptantha intermedia 

FAMILY: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 3/11/2017

LOCATION: Harford Springs Reserve, Gavilan Hills, Riverside County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Annual 10--60+ cm, erect. 

Leaf: 1.5--5(7) cm, generally strigose and +- spreading-bristly on margins, midveins, occasionally ascending rough-hairy, bulbous-based hairs +- dense. 

Inflorescence: bracts generally 0. 

Flower: calyx 2--3 mm, lobes appressed, dense-rough-hairy, midvein +- thickened, bristles 0 or spreading; corolla deciduous, appendages +- yellow. 

Fruit:nutlets 1--4, fine-grainy to low-tubercled (smooth), +- rough, generally dull, abaxially +- rounded, ridge 0. 

eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman

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