CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record cryptantha_spithamaea - Fri, Nov. 26, 2021 19:24 ET c
Cryptantha spithamaea
common nameRed Hills cryptantha
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.3
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G2     G2: 6-20 occurrences OR 1,000-3,000 individuals OR 2,000-10,000 acres
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (7):
Coulterville (439B) 3712062, Penon Blanco Peak (440A) 3712063, Sonora (458B) 3712084, Chinese Camp (458C) 3712074, Moccasin (458D) 3712073, New Melones Dam (459A) 3712085, Angels Camp (476D) 3812015
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Calaveras (CAL), Mariposa (MPA), Tuolumne (TUO)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Cismontane woodland (CmWld)/serpentinite, sometimes streambeds, sometimes openings
blooming period Apr-May  
elevation range275 - 460 meters
Similar to C. hispidula and C. mariposae. A synonym of C. flaccida in TJM (1993). See Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 20(3):385-386 for original description.
full nameCryptantha spithamaea I.M. Johnston
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Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PDBOR0A2M2
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Fri, Nov. 26, 2021 from

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