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Menonvillea linearis DC.

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

Place of Publication

Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturale 2: 420 (1821)

Type citation

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



  • Salariato et al. (2014): fig. 17
  • Descriptions

    • 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.


    Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Maule and Biobío

    Distribution and habitat

    A very widely distributed species from the Region of Coquimbo to that of Los Ríos. It grows at a wide range of elevations between sea level and 800 m and as high as 2300 m.


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


    • 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):