Taxon  Report   2445    
Cryptantha cinerea  (Greene) Cronquist  var. abortiva  (Greene) Cronquist
Bownut cryptantha,  James' cryptantha
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.

Bloom Period
Genus: Cryptantha
Parent: Cryptantha cinerea
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Cryptantha jamesii var. abortiva
PLANTS: Oreocarya abortiva
More information about  Cryptantha cinerea var. abortiva
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jul 17, 2019).