Taxon  Report   2499    
Cryptantha torreyana  (A. Gray) Greene
Torrey's cryptantha
Cryptantha torreyana
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Cryptantha torreyana
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Cryptantha torreyana
© Myrick 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Cryptantha torreyana, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cryptantha torreyana
© 2011 Steve Matson
Genus: Cryptantha
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cryptantha calycosa
PLANTS: Cryptantha eastwoodiae
PLANTS: Cryptantha flexulosa
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More information about  Cryptantha torreyana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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