Reseda L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 448. 1753. (1 May 1753)
  • Mignonette, réséda [Latin re-, again, and sedo, calm, assuage, alluding to medicinal properties attributed by Pliny the Elder to plants growing close to Rimini (Italy)]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Reseda L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000032773. Accessed on: 27 Nov 2020'

General Information

Herbs annual or perennial, erect or spreading, ± decumbent, rarely shrubs, pubescent or glabrous. Leaves entire to pinnatifid; stipules glandular. Flowers borne in racemes. Sepals 4-7. Petals 4-7, usually lobed, clawed at base. Stamens 7-40, forming a disc at base. Carpels 3-6, united at base; placentas 3-6; ovules numerous. Capsule 1-valved, opening widely at maturity.

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    Herbs [subshrubs] , annual, biennial, or perennial. Stems erect to ascending (ribs longitudinally marked), simple or branched (usually distally). Leaves: usually rosulate; alternate; usually petiolate (sometimes cauline subsessile); petiole (slender) much shorter than blade, sometimes winged; blade margins entire, pinnatisect, or lobed, lobes 1-11(-15) on each side. Inflorescences racemes (sometimes lateral from distal axils). Pedicels present (sometimes only 1 mm). Flowers: (rarely almost actinomorphic) sepals persistent or deciduous, 4-6[-8], basally connate (alternating with petals [sometimes accrescent]), usually unequal (adaxial larger); petals 4-6[-8], distinct or basally connate, margins usually incised, sometimes entire; intrastaminal nectary-discs present; stamens [7-]10-40; filaments persistent or deciduous, basally connate; ovaries [2-]3-4[-5]-carpelled (stigmatic teeth as many as carpels, placenta sometimes forked apically). Capsules erect or pendulous, angled, cylindric, ovoid-oblong, subglobose, or ovoid, walls membranous or chartaceous. Seeds (10-ca. 30) papillose, rugose, or smooth (sometimes with caruncles). x = 5, 6, [7, 8].

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    2. Reseda L.

    Por S.Knapp.

    Hierbas anuales o perennes, rara vez sufruticosas. Hojas simples,alternas o fasciculadas, las inferiores a veces en roseta, enteras opinnatífidas. Inflorescencias en racimos espiciformes o racemosos, terminales,sin ramificar. Flores bisexuales, zigomorfas, pequeñas, verdosas oamarillentas, algunas veces con fragancia dulce; sépalos (4)5-6(-8), tantoscomo pétalos y alternados con estos, pétalos unguiculados, laciniados,fimbriados o dentados; disco ciatiforme, glanduloso; estambres (7-)10-30(-40),insertos a un lado de la flor sobre la superficie interna del disco. Frutos encápsulas corniculadas, dehiscentes por poros apicales. Aprox. 60 spp. Regiónmediterránea y norte de África, ampliamente naturalizado en regionescálido-templadas y subtropicales del mundo.

    Las especies de Reseda se cultivan enjardines en partes de Mesoamérica, tanto por sus flores fragantes como por suuso como plantas secas decorativas. Varias especies están bien establecidas enMéxico y se pueden encontrar esporádicamente en Mesoamérica, sin embargoexisten muy pocas colecciones. Woodson y Schery (1950) registraron la presenciadel género en Panamá como siendo cultivada en la región del Boquete (Chiriquí),pero no especificaron cual especie. D’Arcy (1987) registró estacomo R. luteola, pero no se haencontrado el ejemplar.

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    "Sep and pet each 4–8, commonly 5 or 6, the sep nearly equal, the pet unequal, at least the larger generally consisting of a rounded to oblong, flattened or concave base, bearing on its back one or more projecting appendages (seldom the pet merely fringed- cleft); upper pet the largest, the lateral and lower progressively smaller, with simpler appendages; stamens 10–25, subtended on the upper side by a large, rounded disk; carpels mostly 3 or 4; ours all herbs with dense terminal racemes of whitish to greenish or yellow fls ca 6 mm wide, in summer. 55, Eurasia, n. Afr."

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCES Arber, A. 1942. Studies in flower structure. VII. On the gynaecium of Reseda, with a consideration of paracarpy. Ann. Bot. (Oxford), n. s. 6(21): 43-48. Avetisian, E. M. and A. K. Mekhakian. 1980. Palynology of the genus Reseda L. Biol. Zhurn. Armenii 23: 472-479. González Aguilera, J. J. and A. M. Fernández Peralta. 1983. The nature of polyploidy in Reseda sect. Leucoreseda (Resedaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 142: 223-237. Gori, C. 1957. Sull´embriologia e citologia di alcune specie del genere Reseda. Caryologia 10: 391-401.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Mignonette, réséda [Latin re-, again, and sedo, calm, assuage, alluding to medicinal properties attributed by Pliny the Elder to plants growing close to Rimini (Italy)]

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