Definition of 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 Myrsinaceae
Literary usage of 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)
"Myrsinaceae. The family Myrsinaceae consists of 32 genera and about 770 species. The family is a distinctly tropical one and is distributed over the whole ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The first of these, the Primulales, in its fullest development in existing floras includes the three families Myrsinaceae, Primulaceae and ..."
3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun, F. W. Oliver (1895)
"The ovary is surmounted by a single style in Primulaceae and Myrsinaceae, ... Fossil remains of Myrsinaceae are known amongst the deposits of the Tertiary ..."
4. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"This includes the Myrsinaceae, Primula- ceae, ... the Myrsinaceae being characteristically tropical trees and shrubs (chiefly American), ..."
5. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"By one, or at most two, species the Erythroxylaceae, Connaraceae, Sapindaceae, Dilleniaceae, Myrsinaceae, Solanaceae, Loganiaceae, ..."