Reseda

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Stems ribbed, glabrous, pilose or with small conical hairs or papillae. Leaves in basal rosette or decurrent on stem; small glands on either side near base. Bracts and sepals persistent or caducous; pedicels ribbed; larger petal with scale-like claw and incised limb; stamens usually 12–25; anthers versatile, dehiscing longitudinally; ovules 8–12 per placenta; styles short. Seeds smooth or papillose or rugose.

About 55 species, Mediterranean to central Asia; 5 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Resedaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-10-15
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Resedaceae
Higher taxa
genus Reseda
Subordinate taxa