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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Cruciferae
Menkea crassa

Citation: E. Shaw, Contr. Gray Herb. 200:186 (1970).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Plant a decumbent or prostrate herb; stems glabrous, stout, branched, 15-25 cm long; basal leaves linear to spathulate, entire, fleshy, glaucous; cauline leaves reducing.

Sepals 1.5-2.5 mm long; petals 2-3.7 mm long, white, cream or yellow.

Silicula ellipsoid, 3.5-6.5 mm long, 1.8-3.6 mm wide, slightly compressed; septum reduced to a rim; pedicels erect to horizontal, 15-25 mm long; seeds oblong to ellipsoid, 0.5-0.6 mm long.

image of FSA1_Menkea_cra.jpg Menkea crassa
Image source: fig 218f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Grows in semi-arid and arid regions.

S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, EP.   Qld.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: June — Oct.


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