Calflora
Taxon  Report   11576    
Cryptantha spithamaea  I. M. Johnst.
no common name found
Cryptantha spithamaea
© 2007 California Native Plant Society
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Cryptantha spithamaea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Cryptantha spithamaea
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Cryptantha
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cryptantha rostellata var. spithamaea
More information about  Cryptantha spithamaea
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

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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