Major identifying (Diasonistic) characters of family Cruciferae



  1. Herbaceous plants having sulphur smelling sap.
  2. Flower tetramenous and hexacyclic.
  3. Sepals-4 arranged in two whorls 2+2 condition
  4. Crucuiform corolla
  5. Tetradynamous stamens
  6. Ovary unilocular at young but become bilocular at maturity
  7. Pariefal placentation
  8. Fruit siliquaor silicate
  9. Seed onum-endospermic, cotyledonsoily