Atriplex minuscula
Common Name: lesser saltscale
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Element Code: PDCHE042M0
Full Name: Atriplex minuscula Standl.

2000 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 37
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    5 11 3 0 2 16
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    21 16
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    35 0 2
Notes Glossary
  • Historical occurrences extirpated by agriculture. Possibly threatened by solar energy development. Closely related to A. depressa and A. parishii; a synonym of the latter in A California Flora (1959) by P. Munz. See North American Flora 21:51 (1916) 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: 2012-02-14
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 15 - 200 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Alameda (ALA),  Butte (BUT),  Fresno (FRE),  Kern (KRN),  Madera (MAD),  Merced (MER),  Stanislaus (STA) *,  Tulare (TUL)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Buttonwillow (241B) 35119D4,  Wasco SW (264C) 35119E4,  Lost Hills NE (265A) 35119F5,  Lost Hills NW (265B) 35119F6,  Delano East (287C)* 35119G2,  Cairns Corner (310B) 36119B2,  Waukena (312A) 36119B5,  Ivanhoe (333B) 36119D2,  Traver (334B) 36119D4,  Goshen (334C) 36119C4,  Visalia (334D) 36119C3,  Raisin (358C)* 36119E8,  Kerman (359A) 36120F1,  Jamesan (359B) 36120F2,  Helm (359D)* 36120E1,  Tranquillity (360A) 36120F3,  Bonita Ranch (380B) 36120H2,  Gravelly Ford (380C) 36120G2,  Firebaugh NE (381A) 36120H3,  Poso Farm (381B) 36120H4,  Mendota Dam (381D) 36120G3,  Berenda (400C) 37120A2,  Plainsburg (401A) 37120B3,  El Nido (401B) 37120B4,  Bliss Ranch (401C) 37120A4,  Chowchilla (401D) 37120A3,  Sandy Mush (402A) 37120B5,  Los Banos (403D) 37120A7,  Arena (422C) 37120C6,  Hatch (423B)* 37120D8,  Crows Landing (424A) 37121D1,  Milpitas (427B) 37121D8,  Ripon (443B)* 37121F2,  Altamont (445B) 37121F6,  Livermore (446A) 37121F7,  Pennington (561D) 39121C7
  • 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 1133
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 ].

35119D4=Buttonwillow (241B) 35119D4;35119E4=Wasco SW (264C) 35119E4;35119F5=Lost Hills NE (265A) 35119F5;35119F6=Lost Hills NW (265B) 35119F6;35119G2=Delano East (287C)* 35119G2;36119B2=Cairns Corner (310B) 36119B2;36119B5=Waukena (312A) 36119B5;36119D2=Ivanhoe (333B) 36119D2;36119D4=Traver (334B) 36119D4;36119C4=Goshen (334C) 36119C4;36119C3=Visalia (334D) 36119C3;36119E8=Raisin (358C)* 36119E8;36120F1=Kerman (359A) 36120F1;36120F2=Jamesan (359B) 36120F2;36120E1=Helm (359D)* 36120E1;36120F3=Tranquillity (360A) 36120F3;36120H2=Bonita Ranch (380B) 36120H2;36120G2=Gravelly Ford (380C) 36120G2;36120H3=Firebaugh NE (381A) 36120H3;36120H4=Poso Farm (381B) 36120H4;36120G3=Mendota Dam (381D) 36120G3;37120A2=Berenda (400C) 37120A2;37120B3=Plainsburg (401A) 37120B3;37120B4=El Nido (401B) 37120B4;37120A4=Bliss Ranch (401C) 37120A4;37120A3=Chowchilla (401D) 37120A3;37120B5=Sandy Mush (402A) 37120B5;37120A7=Los Banos (403D) 37120A7;37120C6=Arena (422C) 37120C6;37120D8=Hatch (423B)* 37120D8;37121D1=Crows Landing (424A) 37121D1;37121D8=Milpitas (427B) 37121D8;37121F2=Ripon (443B)* 37121F2;37121F6=Altamont (445B) 37121F6;37121F7=Livermore (446A) 37121F7;39121C7=Pennington (561D) 39121C7