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Schizopetalon bipinnatifidum Phil.

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 81: 192 (1892)

Type citation

CHILE. Prov. Coquimbo: near Paihuano, Felix A. Peralta s.n., 1884 (holotype: SGO)


  • Philippi R.A. (1892a)

    Philippi, R.A. 1892. Plantas nuevas Chilenas de la familia Crucíferas, Bixáceas, Violáceas, Polygáleas. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 81:65-86, 177-195, 329-347, 489-498

  • Al-Shehbaz (1989)

    Al-Shehbaz, I.A. 1989. Systematic and phylogeny of Schizopetalon (Brassicaceae). Harvard Papers Botany 1(1): 10-46.


  • Al-Shehbaz (1989): figs. 2g; 3l


Atacama and Coquimbo

Distribution and habitat

Slopes and rocky areas at altitudes of 350 to 2400 m.


  • Al-Shehbaz (1989)


Annual herb. Flowering early September to mid October.

Key characteristics

The only species in the genus that has variation in the length of the bracteate portion of the inflorescence.