The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Menonvillea minima Rollins

Place of Publication

Contr. Gray Herb. 177: 52 (1955)

Type citation

CHILE. [Región de Atacama]. Prov. Huasco, Huasco, September 1885, F. Philippi 1948 (lectotype designated by (Salariato et al., 2014) SGO 77941!; isolectotypes G!, SGO 77940!, probable isolectotype SGO 68272!).


  • 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):


  • Salariato et al. (2014): fig. 20


Atacama and Coquimbo

Distribution and habitat

Restricted to coastal areas Regions Atacama and Coquimbo. Classic areas are in the provinces of Huasco and Freirina where it grows on sandy soils at elevations from sea level to 100 m.


  • Salariato et al. (2014)


Annuals. Stems (1.5−)38(−10) cm tall. Flowers between September and October.

Key characteristics

Easily distinguished from other annual species of the Menonvillea by being small plants with conspicuously winged pedicels and hemispherical and wingless fruit valves (Salariato et al., 2014).