Species Details

Atriplex parishii

Parish's brittlescale

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Scientific Name:
Atriplex parishii Wats.
Common Name:
Parish's brittlescale
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Element Code: PDCHE041D0
USDA Plants Symbol: ATPA2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Oct
Elevation:
25 - 1900 meters
80 - 6235 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chenopod scrub
  • Playas
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Alkaline
Notes:
Threatened by development, agricultural conversion, and grazing. Taxonomic reevaluation indicates plant is only from southern CA, but is closely related to more northern A. depressa and A. minuscula. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 17:377 (1882) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 15
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 1 0 0 3 10
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 12
Recent <=20 Years 3
Presence:
Presumed Extant 12
Possibly Extirpated 2
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Los Angeles (LAX)*, Orange (ORA)*, Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD)*, San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Anaheim (3311778), Beverly Hills (3411814)*, Big Bear City (3411637)*, Burbank (3411823)*, Butterfly Peak (3311655)*, La Habra (3311788), Laguna Beach (3311757)*, Lakeview (3311771), Long Beach (3311872)*, Los Alamitos (3311871), Palm Springs (3311675)*, Perris (3311772), Redondo Beach (3311874)*, San Pasqual (3311618), Topanga (3411815), Torrance (3311873), Warner Springs (3311636), Whittier (3311881), Winchester (3311761)
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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