Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
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 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, bristlecone cat’s eye
- Threats include off-the-road vehicle activities and disturbance.
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence
Cryptantha roosiorum nutlet back and ventral sides. Photo courtesy of Michael G. Simpson, San Diego State University.