The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Cryptantha insolita (J.F.Macbr.) Payson

Las Vegas cryptantha



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of C. virginensis by (Humphreys et al., 2019).


Conservation Status

Extinct (Knapp et al., 2020)



Nevada, USA


Biology & Ecology










CPC (1990). Centre for plant conservation data for North American plants database. CPC, Centre for plant conservation.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Knapp, Wesley M. et al. (2020). Vascular plant extinction in the continental United States and Canada. Conservation Biology. doi:

POWO. 2018. Plants of the World online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


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