Menkea draboides (Hook.f.) Hook.f. ex Benth.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: after 1843

Rediscovered in 1995



Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bentham, G. (1863-1878). Flora Australiensis, Vols. 1-7. Lovell Reeve & Co., London.


Other references:

Hewson, H.J. (1982). Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) In: George, A.S. (ed.), Flora of Australia, Vol. 8. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, pp. 231-357.

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.

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

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. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Leigh, J., Boden R. & Briggs, J. (1984). Extinct and endangered plants of Australia. Macmillan Company of Australia Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.

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.

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

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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