In Resedaceae, glandlike and minute conical or subulate appendages are constantly present in one or more pairs laterally at the bases of the leaves and bracts and in several species even of the cotyledons. From comparative morphological and from ontogenetical investigations it appears that they are rudimentary stipules. This however does not apply to Reseda Sect. Glaucoreseda where several minute teeth are frequently observed in a similar basal position but as well higher on the edges of the more or less linear-shaped leaves. Those teeth, irregularly varying in position, size and shape, might be interpreted as vestiges of a laminar segmentation.