Arizona Western College Herbarium
Catalog #: AWC00001402
Occurrence ID (GUID): af1b7aa0-ab2f-410a-96bc-9a8a355c0e89
Taxon: Cryptantha pterocarya var. cycloptera (Greene) J.F. Macbr.
Family: Boraginaceae
Collector: A.C. Sanders   42326   
Date: 2016-03-17
Additional Collectors: Jim Malusa
Locality: United States, California, Imperial, Chocolate Mountains Aerial Gunnery Range, along old Niland-Blythe Rd. at west side of Surveyors Pass
33.4076  -115.29172 +-100m.
Verbatim Coordinates: 33° 24.456m N; 115° 17.503m W
Location Remarks: Augustine Pass 7.5’ Q.
Elevation: 663 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 2175ft.
Habitat: Hills of older quaternary alluvium, apparently wash carried, rounded stones, gravel and sand, bedded with alternating layers of coarse and fine material; at point where an arroyo is blocked by roadbed, seasonally ponded site; silty clay on bed of former pool; assoc. with Larrea, Ambrosia dum., Yucca sch., Fouquieria, Asclepias sub., Encelia far., Psorothamnus sch., Krameria ere., Bebbia j., Baccharis brac., Adenophyllum por., Simmondsia, Cylindropuntia munzii, C. bigel., Echonocactus pol., Senegalia, Sphaeralcea amb., and many herbs -- Euphorbia eriantha, E. polyc., Phalaris, Muhlenbergia micro., Erodium cic., Schismus ar., Lepidium lasio., Plantago ov., Pectocarya, Eriastrum ere., Lotus strig., etc.
Description: Uncommon annual on moist bed of former pool; fls. white (few remaining).
Reproductive Condition: Flowering & Fruiting
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Record Id: af1b7aa0-ab2f-410a-96bc-9a8a355c0e89
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Dr. Joann M Chang, Science Division Chair (
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