Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Cryptantha roosiorum.
Bristlecone cat’s eye is a short, cespitose perennial with a woody root crown. Photo by Mary DeDecker, courtesy of Inyo National Forest.

Cryptantha roosiorum habitat.
Cryptantha roosiorum is known only from limestone-derived soils in open bristlecone pine-limber pine woodland, at high elevations in the Inyo Mountains and adjacent desert mountains. Photo courtesy of Inyo National Forest.

Cryptantha roosiorum range map.
Cryptantha roosiorum range map.

Cryptantha roosiorum, bristlecone cat’s eye

Threats

  • Threats include off-the-road vehicle activities and disturbance.

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

More Information

Additional Photos

Cryptantha roosiorum nutlet back and ventral sides.
Cryptantha roosiorum nutlet back and ventral sides. Photo courtesy of Michael G. Simpson, San Diego State University.