Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Resedaceae - Mignonette family

Taylor, P. (1960) Resedaceae FZ 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).

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Reseda L.Description

Other sources of information about Resedaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Resedaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Resedaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Resedaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Resedaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=193, retrieved 23 October 2014

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