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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex depressa Jeps.
Habit: Annual < 3 dm. Stem: prostrate-decumbent to ascending, glabrous to scaly, generally brittle, +- red, peeling. Leaf: generally opposite, blade 2.5--8(10) mm, ovate to cordate, generally densely white-scaly, tip acute; Kranz. Pistillate Inflorescence: bracts in fruit 2--3.5 mm, fused to near tip, diamond-shaped, entire to few-dentate, generally white-scaly, generally tubercled on side facing stem. Seed: +- 1--1.2 mm, +- red-brown. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Alkaline or clay soils; Elevation: < 320 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV. Flowering Time: Jun--Oct Note: Plants from southwestern SnJV (Carrizo Plain) an undescribed taxon, plant green-yellow-scaly; leaves petioled, blades ovate; fruit bracts +- 3--4 mm, smooth.
Synonyms: Atriplex parishii S. Watson var. depressa (Jeps.) S.L. Welsh
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Atriplex coulteri
Next taxon: Atriplex dioica
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2016. Atriplex depressa, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=76507, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.