Definition of Melastomaceae
1. Noun. A family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Genus Melastoma, Melastoma, Genus Medinilla, Medinilla, Genus Rhexia, Rhexia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melastomaceae
Literary usage of Melastomaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Melastomaceae R. Br. Exp. Congo, App. 5. 1818. MEADOW-BEAUTY FAMILY. Herbs (shrubs or trees in tropical regions), with opposite 3-9-nerved simple leaves, ..."
2. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel (1900)
"... which of course indicate a less degree of biological importance,butl prefer to cite some more examples from other cycles of affinity. 2. Melastomaceae. ..."
3. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder (1908)
"75), Melastomaceae (Fig. 79, p. 362), Umbelliferae (Fig. 95, p. ... 268), which is pointed like the cell containing it ; in certain Melastomaceae, ..."