Family  Brassicaceae Burnett, nom. cons.

Family number: 166    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
Alternate name: Cruciferae
Number of accepted genera: 28
Type genus: Brassica L.
Comments: dicot family

Complete list of genera

References for family:

  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 2012. A generic and tribal synopsis of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae). (Taxon) 61:931-954.
  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. et al. 2006. Systematics and phylogeny of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae): an overview. Pl. Syst. Evol. 259:89-120.
  • Koch, M. A. & I. A. Al-Shehbaz 2009. Molecular systematics and evolution of "wild" crucifers (Brassicaceae or Cruciferae). (Biol Breed Crucifer) 1-19.
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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 24 June 2019.