Annual erect herbs with branching hairs and alternate dentate pinnate or pinnatifid leaves and purplish or white flowers. This may be known from all other Cruciferae by its pinnately lobed petals and bracteate racemes. About six species are reported, all from Chili. The name is from 9 Schizopetalon 59 to cut, and 9 Schizopetalon 60 a petal.

1. S. Walkeri. - A hardy annual about 2 feet high with small fragrant white flowers.