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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex pusilla (Torr. ex S. Watson) S. Watson
Habit: Annual < 3 dm. Stem: 1--several from base, ascending to erect; branches rigid, not brittle, slender, +- red, generally scaly. Leaf: blade 3--15 mm, elliptic to ovate, thick, +- fleshy, generally sparsely scaly; Kranz. Inflorescence: staminate, pistillate flowers 1--2 in axils; bracts in fruit 1--2 mm, fused to near tip, ovate, generally compressed, entire, smooth. Seed: 0.8 mm, brown.
Ecology: Alkaline soils, hot springs; Elevation: 1300--2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: GB; Distribution Outside California: Oregon, Idaho, Nevada. Flowering Time: May--Sep
Unabridged Note: CNPS lists Atriplex pusilla as found at Marble Mountain, western Siskiyou Co. If verified this would represent range extension to KR.
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Atriplex prostrata
Next taxon: Atriplex rosea
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2016. Atriplex pusilla, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15264, accessed on September 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 25, 2016.