Species Details

Atriplex depressa

brittlescale

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Scientific Name:
Atriplex depressa Jeps.
Common Name:
brittlescale
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Element Code: PDCHE042L0
USDA Plants Symbol: ATDE3
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Oct
Elevation:
1 - 320 meters
5 - 1050 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chenopod scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Playas
  • Valley and foothill grassland
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Alkaline
  • Clay
Notes:
Threatened by development, grazing, and trampling. Closely related to A. minuscula and A. parishii; a synonym of the latter in A California Flora (1959) by P. Munz. See Pittonia 2:304 (1892) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 60
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
5 18 5 1 1 30
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 42
Recent <=20 Years 18
Presence:
Presumed Extant 59
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alameda (ALA), Colusa (COL), Contra Costa (CCA), Fresno (FRE), Glenn (GLE), Kings (KNG), Merced (MER), Solano (SOL), Tulare (TUL), Yolo (YOL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Allensworth (3511974), Altamont (3712166), Antioch South (3712187), Arbuckle (3912211), Byron Hot Springs (3712176), Colusa (3912221), Davis (3812156), Denverton (3812128), Dozier (3812137), Elmira (3812138), Grays Bend (3812166), Guijarral Hills (3612022), Helm (3612051), Jamesan (3612062), Laton (3611946)*, Livermore (3712167), Logandale (3912242), Manor Slough (3912223), Milpitas (3712148), Monson (3611943), Moulton Weir (3912231), Sausalito School (3511982), Sites (3912233), Stevinson (3712037), Stonyford (3912245), Tranquillity (3612063), Traver (3611944)*, Visalia (3611933), Willows (3912252)*
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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