Micromonolepis pusilla

(Torrey ex S. Watson) Ulbrich

in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 16c: 500. 1934.

Basionym: Monolepis pusilla Torrey ex S. Watson Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 289. 1871
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 302. Mentioned on page 300.

Plants rounded, slender, 0.4–1.4(–2) dm. Stems with several lateral, dichotomously branched, flowering branches; herbage often reddish, farinose when young, becoming glabrate. Leaves 2.5–8.5 × 0.2–2(–2.5) mm; proximal usually early deciduous. Perianth segments much-reduced, white-farinose. Utricles 0.6–0.8 mm; pericarp brownish.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Alkaline flats
Elevation: 1000-1500(-2100) m


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Calif., Colo., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.


Micromonolepis pusilla is common in the western Great Basin of the United States.

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Lower Taxa

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Noel H. Holmgren +
(Torrey ex S. Watson) Ulbrich +
Monolepis pusilla +
Calif. +, Colo. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
1000-1500(-2100) m +
Alkaline flats +
Flowering spring–summer. +
in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Micromonolepis pusilla +
Micromonolepis +
species +