Taxon  Report   991    
Atriplex minuscula  Standl.
Lesser saltscale
Atriplex minuscula
© 2010 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
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Atriplex minuscula
© 2010 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Atriplex minuscula, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Atriplex minuscula
© 2000 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Genus: Atriplex
Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Valley Grassland, Alkali Sink

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: playas

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Atriplex parishii var. minuscula
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 15, 2019).