Definition of Melastomataceae
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 Melastomataceae
Literary usage of Melastomataceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"Family Melastomataceae. LOCAL NAMES. ... in his monograph of the Melastomataceae from specimens collected near ..."
2. Bulletin by Philippines Bureau of Education (1908)
"Anthers tailed (160) Melastomataceae 4. Ovary with more than 1 cell; styles distinct. ... Leaves with several main nerves (160) Melastomataceae 2. ..."
3. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"... together containing about 7180 species, the large families being Melastomataceae with 2750 species, Myrtaceae with 2565, Onagraceae with 465, ..."
4. Bulletin by United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1919)
"The family Melastomataceae is a relatively large one, with about 150 genera and over three thousand species. It is almost strictly tropical, although some ..."
5. The Useful plants of the island of Guam: With an Introductory Account of the by William Edwin Safford (1905)
""Charles Naudin, Monograph of the Melastomataceae, Ann. Sci. Nat., ser. 3., vol 13, p. 276,1849. ..."
6. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1905)
"These make possible the highly-organized anther of the Melastomataceae. To this class belong clearly all of the i6r genera of the ..."