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Annual to shrub. Leaf: simple, alternate; stipules small, tooth- or gland-like; blade entire to deeply lobed. Inflorescence: raceme or spike, generally terminal. Flower: generally bisexual, small, asymmetric, 1 per bract; sepals 2–8; petals 0–8; disk occasionally present; stamens 3–50+, generally on disk, anthers 2-chambered; carpels 2–8, generally fused, generally open distally, ovary superior, sessile or short-stalked, generally 1-chambered, stigmas beak-like. Fruit: capsule, gaping at top, or berry. Seed: few to many, reniform.
6 genera, ± 85 species: northern and eastern hemispheres, especially Mediterranean. [Martín-Bravo et al. 2007 Molec Phylogen Evol 44:1105–1120] —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Unabridged references: [Abdallah & de Wit 1978 Meded Landbouwhogeschool 78(14):99–416]
Key to Resedaceae
Annual to perennial herb. Leaf: petioled or not; blade entire to deeply lobed. Flower: sepals 4–8, margins generally white; petals 4–6, base generally dilated, limb generally lobed; stamens 10–25, on prominent disk; stigmas 3–5. Fruit: capsule.Key to Reseda
± 65 species: especially Europe, Mediterranean; cultivated as ornamental and naturalized widely. (Latin: to calm, from supposed sedative property)
Annual, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Stem: < 6 dm. Leaf: entire to 3-lobed. Inflorescence: bracts 2–6 mm, persistent in fruit; pedicel 4–12 mm. Flower: sepals 6; petals 6, 2.5–4.5 mm, not alike, distal deeply lobed, proximal reduced, ± white; stamens 20–25, filaments not persistent. Fruit: generally pendent, 3-parted. Seed: 2–2.2 mm, rough.
2n=12,14. Disturbed ground; < 100 m. South Coast; native to Mediterranean. Occasional garden escape. Feb–Sep [Online Interchange]
Previous taxon: Reseda luteola
Next taxon: Rhamnaceae
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Apr 19 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2012. Reseda, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=41031, accessed on Apr 19 2014
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