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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Menonvillea flexuosa Phil.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Menonvillea >
  3. Family: Brassicaceae

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 41: 674 (1872)

Type citation

CHILE. [Región Metropolitana]. Prov. Santiago, Valle del Yeso, January 1866, R. A.Philippi s.n. (holotype SGO 63980!; isotypes CONC 61870!, SGO 63980, fragm. in GH!, B!, K!, LE!).



  • Salariato et al. (2014)


Pernnial with thick, woody base. Stems 20−40(−60) cm tall. Flowers from September until January.


Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana

Distribution and habitat

Widely distributed in the species growing on steep rocky slopes from coastal areas to the Andes at high elevations to 3700 m.


  • Philippi R.A. (1872)

    Philippi, R.A. 1872. Descripcion de las plantas nuevas incorporadas últimamente en el herbario chileno. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 41: 663-746