Ecology

Associations

Known predators

Cryptantha (Cryptantha (forb/shrub)) is prey of:
Antilocapra americana
Pogonomyrmex

Based on studies in:
USA: California, Cabrillo Point (Grassland)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • L. D. Harris and L. Paur, A quantitative food web analysis of a shortgrass community, Technical Report No. 154, Grassland Biome. U.S. International Biological Program (1972), from p. 17.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:72
Specimens with Sequences:16
Specimens with Barcodes:14
Species:37
Species With Barcodes:11
Public Records:12
Public Species:7
Public BINs:0
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Wikipedia

Cryptantha

Cryptantha is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae. They are known commonly as cat's eyes and popcorn flowers (the latter name is also used to refer to the closely related genus Plagiobothrys).[1] They are distributed throughout western North America and western South America, but they are absent from the regions in between.[1]

These are annual or perennial herbs usually coated in rough hairs and bearing rounded flower corollas that are almost always white, but are yellow in a few species.[1] Several morphological characters are used to distinguish species from one another, but the most definitive is the form of the nutlet, which varies in shape, size, color, and pattern of attachment.[1]

Systematics[edit]

The genus has been reorganized several times. As of 2012 there are about 200 species. About 130 are limited to western North America, and about 70 species occur in western South America; three species are found on both continents.[1]

Species include:[2]

Formerly placed here[edit]

Many Cryptantha have been transferred to other genera:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hasenstab-Lehman, K. E. and M. G. Simpson. (2012). Cat's eyes and popcorn flowers: phylogenetic systematics of the genus Cryptantha s. l. (Boraginaceae). Systematic Botany 37(3), 738-57.
  2. ^ a b Simpson, M. G. and the Plant Systematics Lab, SDSU. Cryptantha s.l. Taxonomy & Images. Based upon Hasenstab-Lehman, K. E. and M. G. Simpson. (2012).
  3. ^ WTU Herbarium
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