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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Cruciferae
Menkea australis

Citation: Lenm., Delect. Sem. Hort. Hamburg. 1843:8 (1843).

Synonymy: Stenopetalum procumbens Hook., Hook. Ic. 7:t. 610 (1844); M. procumbens (Hook.)F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 2:142 (1861); M. coolgardiensis S. Moore, J. Bot. Lond. 35:162 (1897).

Common name: None

Description:
Prostrate herb, glabrous, with stems 5-25 cm long; basal leaves spathulate, entire to pinnatisect; cauline leaves narrow-obovate, entire or shallowly lobed.

Sepals 1-2.5 mm long; petals 1.3-2.5 mm long, white to pink or mauve.

Silicula obovate to elliptic, 3.5-7 mm long, 1.5-3.5 mm wide, flattened; septum absent; pedicels erect or spreading, to 15 mm long; seeds oblong to ellipsoid, 0.3-0.4 mm long.

image of FSA1_Menkea_aus.jpg Menkea australis
Image source: fig 218c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Grows in arid to semi-arid regions.

S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, MU, SE.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: May — Dec.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

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