Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Brassicales

Resedaceae - Mignonette family

Taylor, P. (1960) Resedaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the family

Annual herb (in ours). Leaves alternate or fasciculate, simple to pinnatipartite. Stipules present, small. Inflorescence of terminal racemes. Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, usually zygomorphic. Calyx 6-lobed, accrescent. Petals 6, laciniate. Ovary superior, of 2-6 free or connate carpels. Fruit a capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 6 genera and 80 species, Northern hemisphere, mostly Old World. (Our single species is an introduced plant).

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Caylusea A. St.-Hil.Description

Other sources of information about Resedaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Resedaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Resedaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Resedaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Resedaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Resedaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=193, retrieved 25 September 2017

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