Brassicales

The Brassicales are an order of flowering plants, belonging to the rosid group of dicotyledons. The following families are included here:

  • Family Brassicaceae (mustard family)
  • Family Tovariaceae
  • Family Gyrostemonaceae
  • Family Resedaceae (mignonette family)
  • Family Pentadiplandraceae
  • Family Bataceae
  • Family Salvadoraceae
  • Family Koeberliniaceae
  • Family Limnanthaceae
  • Family Setchellanthaceae
  • Family Caricaceae (papaya family)
  • Family Moringaceae
  • Family Akaniaceae
  • Family Tropaeolaceae

Under the older Cronquist system, the Brassicales were called the Capparales, and included among the Dileniidae. The only families included were the Brassicaceae and Capparaceae, no longer treated separately, and the Tovariaceae, Resedaceae, and Moringaceae. Other forms now included here were placed in various different orders.

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