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Botany: 6 genera, 18 species; temperate Australia; shrubs or small trees; small, often narrow leaves; flowers 4 merous, small, wind-pollinated; curved embryo; endosperm ± lacking; vestured pits in vessels.

Taxonomy
In the Apg3 classification Resedaceae is a family in the Order Brassicales. Resedaceae are closely related to Gyrostemonaceae and to a lesser extent Tovariaceae and Pentadiplandraceae.
Resedaceae: Caylusea, Ochradenus, Oligomeris, Randonia, Reseda, Sesamoides.
Gyrostemonaceae: Codonocarpus, Cypselocarpus, Didymotheca, Tersonia, Walteranthus.
Tovariaceae: Tovaria.
Pentadiplandraceae: Pentadiplandra.
In the Plant theory Resedacae is treated in the same way and placed in Subphase 3. Gyrostemonaceae, Tovariaceae and Pentadiplandraceae are taken together with Resedaceae.

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