Species Details

Atriplex pusilla

smooth saltbush

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Scientific Name:
Atriplex pusilla (Torr. ex S. Wats.) S. Wats.
Common Name:
smooth saltbush
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Element Code: PDCHE041P0
USDA Plants Symbol: ATPU2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4
State Rank:
SH
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
added to 2 on 2020-08-28
changed from 2.1 to 2B.1 on 2013-06-12
changed from 2 to 2.1 on 2012-02-15
Add Date: 2007-08-28
Date Edited: 2021-08-25
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Sep
Elevation:
1300 - 2000 meters
4265 - 6560 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Meadows and seeps (hot springs)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Alkaline
Notes:
Move to List 1A? Need quads for Lassen Co. Many collections old; need field surveys. See Bot. King Expl. 291 (1871) for original description and Proc. Amer. Acad. 9: 110 (1874) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 1
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 1
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 1
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 1
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Idaho (ID), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Mono (MNO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bloody Mtn. (3711858), Convict Lake (3711857), Old Mammoth (3711868), Toms Place (3711856), Watterson Canyon (3711866), Whitmore Hot Springs (3711867)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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