Calflora
Taxon  Report   2445    
Cryptantha cinerea  (Greene) Cronquist  var. abortiva  (Greene) Cronquist
Bownut cryptantha,  James' cryptantha
Cryptantha cinerea var. abortiva
© 2015 John Doyen
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Cryptantha cinerea var. abortiva
© 2016 John Doyen
Cryptantha cinerea var. abortiva
© 2010 Steve Matson
Cryptantha cinerea var. abortiva, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cryptantha cinerea var. abortiva
© 2007 Trent M. Draper
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cryptantha jamesii var. abortiva
PLANTS: Oreocarya abortiva
More information about  Cryptantha cinerea var. abortiva
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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USDA PLANTS Profile (CRCIA)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 17, 2018).

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