The family of reticulon proteins has been shown to be involved in a variety of functions in eukaryotic cells including tubulation of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), formation of cell plates and primary plasmodesmata. Reticulons are integral ER membrane proteins characterised by a reticulon homology domain comprising four transmembrane domains which results in the reticulons sitting in the membrane in a W-topology. Here we report on a subgroup of reticulons with an extended N-terminal domain and in particular on Arabidopsis reticulon 20. We show that reticulon 20 is located in a unique punctate pattern on the ER membrane. Its closest homologue reticulon 19 labels the whole ER. We show that mutants in RTN20 or RTN19, respectively, display a significant change in sterol composition in the roots indicating a role in lipid biosynthesis or regulation. A third homologue in this family — 3BETAHSD/D1 — is localised to ER exit sites resulting in an intriguing location difference for the three proteins.