A family of about two genera and 300 species; world wide, mostly in tropical and warm temperate areas.
Cleome - A genus of about 275 species, pantropic but also extending into the subtropics; ten species occur naturally in Australia. Hewson (1982).
Hewson, H. J. (1982). Capparaceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 8, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), pp. 207-231.
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