Acanthoscyphus parishii var. abramsii
Harvard Pap. Bot. 9: 144. 2004.
Plants erect or spreading, 1–3 dm. Stems slender, 1–3(–7) cm. Leaf blades 1–3(–5) cm. Inflorescences: bracts (2–)3, triangular, awns 0.5–1.5 mm. Peduncles 0.8–2 cm. Involucres: awns 7–16, dark red, 3–4 mm.
Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Sandy flats and slopes, chaparral communities, montane conifer woodlands
Elevation: 1700-2000 m
Variety abramsii is known only from the San Rafael Mountains, Topatopa Mountain, and Mount Pinos, in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.