Family  Brassicaceae Burnett, nom. cons.

Family number: 166    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
Alternate name: Cruciferae
Number of accepted genera: 332
Type genus: Brassica L.
Comments: dicot family

Complete list of genera


  1. Al-Shehbaz, I. A. et al. 2006. Systematics and phylogeny of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae): an overview. Pl. Syst. Evol. 259:89-120.
  2. Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 2012. A generic and tribal synopsis of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae). Taxon 61:931-954.
  3. Koch, M. A. & I. A. Al-Shehbaz. 2009. Molecular systematics and evolution of "wild" crucifers (Brassicaceae or Cruciferae). Biology and breeding of Crucifers 1-19. Note:

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 14 July 2020.