Menkea draboides (Hook.) Benth. (1863:80)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Stenopetalum draboides Hook. in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 7: t. 617 (1844); Menkea australis F.Muell. in Fragm. 2: 142 (1861), nom. illeg.


Conservation Status

Last record: September 1905 (Patrick & Brown, 2001:148)

Rediscovered in: 1980 (collection) (Patrick & Brown, 2001:148); 1996 (recognition) (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:12)


Still listed as Extinct by (Humphreys et al., 2019).



Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hooker, W. J. (1844). Icones Plantarum. Tab DCXVII.


Other references:

Bentham, George. (1867). Flora Australiensis, Vol. 3. London: Lovell Reeve & Co.

Hewson, H. J. (1982). Brassicaceae (Cruciferae), pp. 231-357. In: George, A. S. (ed.). Flora of Australia Volume 8—Lecythidales to Batales. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. xii + 420 pp, 17 col. pls., 51 b+w pls., 446 maps.

H.J.Hewson (2017) Menkea draboides. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. [Date Accessed: 14 January 2020]

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Leigh, John H., Boden, Robert and Briggs, John D. (1984). Extinct and Endangered Plants of Australia. South Melbourne, Victoria: The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd. viii + 369 pp.

Marchant, N. G. and Keighery, G. J. (1979). Poorly collected and presumably rare vascular plants of Western Australia. Kings Park Research Notes No. 5. West Perth: Kings Park and Botanic Garden. 103 pp. [p. 42]

Mueller, F. v. (1858-1882). Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae. Government Printer, Melbourne. [1861 volume]

O'Donoghue, Mike and Atkins, Ken. (2000). Lost Jewels in the Bush. Landscope 15(3): 23-27.

Patrick, Susan J. (2001). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Geraldton District. Western Australian wildlife management program No. 26. Bantley DC: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Patrick, Susan J. and Brown, A. P. (2001). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Moora District. Perth: Department of Conservation & Land Management. [pp. 148-149]

Shaw, E. A. (1970). A revision of the genus Menkea. Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University, No. 200, 175-189.

Silcock, Jen L., Field, Ashley R., Walsh, Neville G. and Fensham, Roderick J. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177. [Supplementary Material]

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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