1 January 2008 Habitat and Distribution of Cryptantha crinita Greene (Boraginaceae)
Brian A. Elliott
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Cryptantha crinita Greene (silky cryptantha) is a rare native annual plant previously known solely from alluvial soils of the northern Sacramento Valley in California. It has been considered a lowland species (85–300 m) associated with creekbeds. Several recent collections (1990–2004) made in upland habitats at 850–1200 m show that the species is more common and has a wider ecological amplitude than previously thought. Although the habitats of the upland and valley sites differ, they are both characterized by a sparse vegetative cover which appears to be a key factor for establishment and growth of C. crinita.

Brian A. Elliott "Habitat and Distribution of Cryptantha crinita Greene (Boraginaceae)," Madroño 55(1), 76-80, (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.3120/0024-9637(2008)55[76:HADOCC]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 January 2008
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