Place of Publication
Contr. Gray Herb. 177: 37 (1955)
Based on Hexaptera purpurea Hastings: CHILE. [Región Metropolitana] Prov. Santiago, rocks near Laguna Negra, 10,000 ft [3,048 m], 6 February 1902, G. T. Hastings 480 (lectotype designated by Salariato et al., 2014. US 530369!; isolectotypes BH!, NY!, UC 67055!).
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. 2a
Distribution and habitat
Occurs in central and southern regions of Chile where it grows in rocky areas and cliffs at elevations of 50−2800 m
- Salariato et al. (2014)
Perennial, woody at base, stems 25−40 cm. Flowers mainly from October to January.
This species differs from M. constitutionis by its 3-lobed (vs. undivided) leaves, lax (vs. densely corymbose) fruiting racemes, ascending to recurved pedicels 1.5−3.5(−4) mm long (vs. ascending to arcuate pedicels 3.5−6 mm long), and oblong and plump (vs. ovoid to slightly compressed) seeds. It also resembles M. linearis but differs by having 3-winged, usually non-callose (vs. valves 2-winged and strongly callose) fruit valves (Salariato et al., 2014)