Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Resedaceae
 Description

Annual to perennial herbs, rarely woody.  Lvs alternate, simple or pinnatifid, often glandular-stipulate.  Infls bracteate, terminal and lateral, spicate or racemose.  Sepals 4–8, free or connate, persistent, usually unequal. Corolla zygomorphic;  petals 4–8, free, entire or lobed, unequal. Androgynophore often present.  Stamens 3–40, inserted on a perigynous or hypogynous disc.  Carpels 2–7, superior, united below, with numerous ovules on parietal placentae, rarely free and uniovulate.  Fr. a capsule, berry or a cluster of 1-seeded follicles.  Seeds reniform to orbicular, without endosperm.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Resedaceae
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised3
Exotic: Casual1
Total4
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.