in H. G. A. Engler et al., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 16c: 500. 1934.
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
Calif., Colo., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.
Micromonolepis pusilla is common in the western Great Basin of the United States.