Atriplex depressa
Common Name: brittlescale
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Element Code: PDCHE042L0
Full Name: Atriplex depressa Jeps.

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Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb
  • Blooming Period: April - October
  • Habitat: alkaline, clay.
    • Chenopod scrub
    • Meadows and seeps
    • Playas
    • Valley and foothill grassland
    • Vernal pools
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 61
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    5 17 7 1 1 30
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    41 20
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    60 0 1
Notes Glossary
  • 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.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1994-01-01
  • Last Update: 2010-03-15
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1 - 320 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Alameda (ALA),  Contra Costa (CCA),  Colusa (COL),  Fresno (FRE),  Glenn (GLE),  Kern (KRN),  Merced (MER),  Solano (SOL),  Stanislaus (STA),  Tulare (TUL),  Yolo (YOL)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Sausalito School (287B) 35119H2,  Allensworth (288C) 35119G4,  Guijarral Hills (314B) 36120B2,  Traver (334B)* 36119D4,  Visalia (334D) 36119C3,  Laton (335B)* 36119D6,  Jamesan (359B) 36120F2,  Helm (359D) 36120E1,  Tranquillity (360A) 36120F3,  El Nido (401B)* 37120B4,  San Luis Ranch (403A) 37120B7,  Los Banos (403D) 37120A7,  Stevinson (423D) 37120C7,  Milpitas (427B) 37121D8,  Altamont (445B) 37121F6,  Livermore (446A) 37121F7,  Byron Hot Springs (463C) 37121G6,  Clifton Court Forebay (463D) 37121G5,  Antioch South (464A) 37121H7,  Denverton (481B) 38121B8,  Antioch North (481D) 38121A7,  Elmira (498C) 38121C8,  Dozier (498D) 38121C7,  Grays Bend (513B) 38121F6,  Davis (513C) 38121E6,  Colusa (546A) 39122B1,  Arbuckle (546D) 39122A1,  Manor Slough (547A) 39122B3,  Logandale (562B) 39122D2,  Moulton Weir (562D) 39122C1,  Sites (563D) 39122C3,  Stonyford (564A) 39122D5,  Willows (578C)* 39122E2
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1132
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

35119H2=Sausalito School (287B) 35119H2;35119G4=Allensworth (288C) 35119G4;36120B2=Guijarral Hills (314B) 36120B2;36119D4=Traver (334B)* 36119D4;36119C3=Visalia (334D) 36119C3;36119D6=Laton (335B)* 36119D6;36120F2=Jamesan (359B) 36120F2;36120E1=Helm (359D) 36120E1;36120F3=Tranquillity (360A) 36120F3;37120B4=El Nido (401B)* 37120B4;37120B7=San Luis Ranch (403A) 37120B7;37120A7=Los Banos (403D) 37120A7;37120C7=Stevinson (423D) 37120C7;37121D8=Milpitas (427B) 37121D8;37121F6=Altamont (445B) 37121F6;37121F7=Livermore (446A) 37121F7;37121G6=Byron Hot Springs (463C) 37121G6;37121G5=Clifton Court Forebay (463D) 37121G5;37121H7=Antioch South (464A) 37121H7;38121B8=Denverton (481B) 38121B8;38121A7=Antioch North (481D) 38121A7;38121C8=Elmira (498C) 38121C8;38121C7=Dozier (498D) 38121C7;38121F6=Grays Bend (513B) 38121F6;38121E6=Davis (513C) 38121E6;39122B1=Colusa (546A) 39122B1;39122A1=Arbuckle (546D) 39122A1;39122B3=Manor Slough (547A) 39122B3;39122D2=Logandale (562B) 39122D2;39122C1=Moulton Weir (562D) 39122C1;39122C3=Sites (563D) 39122C3;39122D5=Stonyford (564A) 39122D5;39122E2=Willows (578C)* 39122E2