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Names: Cruciferae.
English: Cabbage family.
Content: glucosinolates, compounds of thiocyanates and glucosides, sugars, sulfur and cyanide; vitamin C, Q10; glucosinolates, thiocyantes, isothyocyanates; volatile oils.
DD: Nitrogen, Ammonium, Oxygen; Sulphur, Chlorine, Silver series; Rubiaceae.
Botany: 380 genera, 3000 species; temperate; herbs; flowers 4 merous; curved embryo; endosperm ± lacking; vestured pits in vessels; gynophore short; stamens short, tetradynamous; pollen 3 nucleate; ovary with false septum, 2 carpels; embryo folded; fruit a silique, with rim; vacuolar and utricular cysternae of endoplasmatic reticulum; fruit.
Use: economic importance; vegetables, spices, cabbages, radish, mustard.

Taxonomy
In the Apg3 classification Brassicaceae is the main Family in the Order Brassicales. Brassicaceae covers the majority of genera of Brassicales, about 300 out of 400.
In the Plant theory Brassicaceae is treated in the same way and placed in Subphase 6.

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