Cryptantha aperta (Eastw.) Payson

Grand Junction Cat’s-Eye (Cryptantha aperta)

The Grand Junction Cat’s-Eye was found only twice in 1892, both times somewhere around the city of Great Junction in Mesa County, Colorado, USA.

The original type locality is not really known, however, all presumed localities are more or less completely destroyed due to agricultural and urban development, the species was never found again and is considered most likely extinct.



Depiction from: “Edwin Blake Payson: A monograph of the section Oreocarya of Cryptantha. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 14(3): 211- 358. 1927”

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edited: 05.12.2018