Stems ± erect. Fruiting bracteoles with body ± semicircular in profile, compressed or ± spheric, 4.5-5 × 3-5 mm wide; tubercles dense and usually with distinctive, radiating, equal marginal teeth. Flowering spring-fall. Alkaline flats, dry lake beds, with Suaeda, Atriplex spp., and other salt-tolerant species; 400-500 m; Calif. Atriplex coronata var. notatior is rather peculiar in that the staminate terminal spike is reduced to a single terminal hemispheric glomerule.