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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe to Central Siberia and Arabian Peninsula, Macaronesia, Sahara and Sahel to Kenya, S. Africa.
Reseda alba (Resedaceae)

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Herbs, subshrubs or rarely shrubs, glabrous or hairy
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire, lobed or pinnatipartite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers subtended by a bract, in simple or branched racemes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals (4–)5–6(–9)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals as many as sepals, appendaged, incised
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc campanulate or funnel-shaped, often dilated adaxially
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (7–)12–25(–40), inserted on the disc
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary usually 2–4-carpellate, open (or rarely closed) and 2–4-lobed at the apex; ovules numerous, hanging, arranged in rows
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules open or sometimes closed, with membranous to leathery walls
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ± reniform, smooth, rough or papillose.
Distribution
Genus of some 65 species, in the Mediterranean area, the Macaronesian Is., NE and E Africa, Arabia and eastwards to NW India, also introduced in various temperate areas.

[FZ]

Resedaceae, P. Taylor. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Note
Characters of the family.

[FTEA]

Resedaceae, J. Elffers And P. Taylor. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Erect or decumbent herbs or subshrubs, glabrous or pilose, more or less branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, entire or variously dissected
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal, spike-like raceme; flowers very numerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4–7-partite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4–7, free, unequal, longer than the torus, simple or clawed, 2–∞-fid, often dilated on the inside to form a membranous appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc sub­sessile, cylindric or urceolate, fleshy, often dilated adaxially
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10–40, inserted on the disc
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile or stipitate, unilocular, open and 2–4-lobed at the apex (very exceptionally closed), obtusely angled; placentas 3–6, parietal, multi-ovulate; ovules sessile, pendulous, numerous, arranged in 2–4 rows
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule polymorphous, open and 2–4-lobed at the apex, dry, membranous or coriaceous, many-seeded, with a few exceptions indehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds rotund or reniform.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chad, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madeira, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Netherlands, Niger, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina South, Arkansas, Baltic States, Belarus, Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile North, China Southeast, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East European Russia, Ecuador, Finland, Guatemala, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Krasnoyarsk, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, North Carolina, North European Russi, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, Sweden, Taiwan, Tasmania, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Utah, Vermont, Victoria, Washington, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Zimbabwe

Reseda Tourn. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132284
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132285
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132286
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132966
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Bihar K001132287

First published in Sp. Pl.: 448 (1753)

Accepted by

  • (2020). https://www.mapress.com/j/pt/article/view/phytotaxa.465.1.1/41611 epublication.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 103.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 207 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 448 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 207 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. : 448 (1753)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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