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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Menonvillea macrocarpa (I.M.Johnst.) Rollins

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

Place of Publication

Contr. Gray Herb. 177: 12 (1955)

Type citation

CHILE. [Región de Atacama]. Prov. Atacama, Depto. Vallenar, alluvial gravels at lower end of lake, Laguna Valeriano, 29°3′S, 69°52′W, 3,900 m, 8−10 January 1926, I. M. Johnston 6058 (holotype GH!; isotypes BAA!, fragm. ex GH, K!, US 1497694!).



  • Salariato et al. (2014)


Perennial with stems 8−22 cm tall. Flowers in January

Key characteristics

Both Menonvillea macrocarpa. and M. cicatricosa have entire leaves and 3-winged fruit valves. However, the former differs by the herbaceous (vs. suffruticose) habit, caducous (vs. persistent) petiolar bases, and pubescent (vs. glabrous) fruits (Salariato, 2014)



Distribution and habitat

Only known from the Type location in [Región de Atacama]. Prov. Atacama, Depto. Vallenar


  • 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