Definition of Family myrsinaceae
1. Noun. Family of Old World tropical trees and shrubs; some in Florida.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Primulales, Primulales
Member holonyms: Genus Myrsine, Myrsine, Ardisia, Genus Ardisia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Myrsinaceae
Literary usage of Family myrsinaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The family Myrsinaceae consists of 32 genera and about 770 species. The family is a distinctly tropical one and is distributed over the whole world. ..."
2. The Essentials of Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey (1896)
"family myrsinaceae: Trees and shrubs with alternate (or opposite) leaves ; stamens opposite the petals ; ovules usually few ; fruit a drupe or berry. ..."
3. Some American Medical Botanists Commemorated in Our Botanical Nomenclature by Howard Atwood Kelly (1914)
"... of the family Myrsinaceae, turned out to be a species of Ardisia. He therefore called another new genus (of leguminous plants) ..."
4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"The order differs from the Ericales, described in the last family myrsinaceae. Myrsine Family. Trees or shrubs with coriaceous (leathery) leaves and perfect ..."