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Menonvillea linearis DC.

Place of Publication

Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturale 2: 420 (1821)

Type citation

CHILE. Without locality, J.Dombey s.n. (holotype P!; isotype F 894736!)



  • de Candolle (1821)

    de Candolle, A.P 1821. Regni vegetabilis systema naturale, sive Ordines, genera et species plantarum secundum methodi naturalis normas digestarum et descriptarum, 2

  • Salariato et al. (2014)

    Salariato, D.L. , Zuloaga , F.O. and Al-Shehbaz, I.A. 2014. A revision of the genus Menonvillea (Cremolobeae, Brassicaceae). Phytotaxa 162(4):


  • Salariato et al. (2014): fig. 17


  • Salariato et al. (2014)


Perennials with deep roots and woody at base. Stems (13−)20−45(−60) cm tall.

Key characteristics

This species shows a considerable variation in basal leaf morphology and has leaves either entire and filiform to linear or broadly trifid to 3-lobed.


Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.