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Menonvillea litoralis (Barnéoud) Rollins

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

Place of Publication

Contr. Gray Herb. 177: 55 (1955)

Type citation

CHILE. [Región de Coquimbo]. Coquimbo, 1839, C. Gay 63 (holotype P!).



  • Salariato et al. (2014): fig. 18
  • Descriptions

    • Salariato et al. (2014)


    Annual with stems 6–19 cm tall. Flowers from August to November.

    Key characteristics

    Closely related morphologically to M. filifolia and M. marticorenae, from both of which it is easily distinguished by having white and broadly obovate (vs. yellow and narrowly spatulate) petals and fruit valves with entire or rarely undulate (vs. crenate to entire) wings (Salariato, 2014)


    Atacama and Coquimbo


    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to regions Atacama) and Coquimbo where it mainly occurs in in coastal areas between sea level and 500 (-1100)


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


    • Rollins (1955)

      Rollins, R.C. 1955. A revisionary study of the genus Menonvillea (Cruciferae). Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University 177: 3-57

    • 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):