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).

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 2 cultivated taxa.

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Reseda L.Description

Other sources of information about Resedaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Resedaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Resedaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Resedaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=193, retrieved 19 March 2018

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