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|Authority - Bercht. & J.Presl.||Total Number of genera - 6|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 80|
|Plant forms - Shrub/Herb|
|World Distribution - Northern hemisphere, esp. Old World Distributed in temperate to sub-tropical regions of the Europe, western Asia, the Middle East, North America, and South Africa.|
|Comments - Herbs & a few shrubs. Recent molecular studies suggest that Oligomeris, Randonia and Ochradenus all arose from within the ranks of Reseda. This would imply that only three genera should be recognised, although as yet no nomenclatural changes have been made Resedaceae was placed under the Cronquist system in the order Capparales. The APG II system places it in the order Brassicales.|
|1 - Caylusea.|
2 - Ochradenus.
3 - Oligomeris.
4 - Randonia.
5 - Reseda.
6 - Sesmoides.