The Endemic Plants of Chile

Choose language / Elija su lenguaje

Español English

Menonvillea macrocarpa (I.M.Johnst.) Rollins

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!).



  • 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



Distribution and habitat

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


  • 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)