|Common Names - None found||Synonyms - |
|Authority - (Pax) Airy Shaw or Bercht. & J.Presl||Total Number of genera - 17|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 300|
|Plant forms - Tree/Shrub/Herb/Liane|
|World Distribution - Widespread tropical and subtropical. Worldwide in tropical and temperate regions.
5 genera and 5 species (three introduced) in China.|
|Comments - Herbs (mostly), or shrubs (a few), or trees (a few), or lianas (a few)
Sometimes woody at the base.
Classified prior under Capparaceae until DNA research showed the genera
more closely related to Brasicaceae.