Definition of Family 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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Literary usage of Family melastomataceae
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1. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"family melastomataceae.—Flowers like those of the Onagraceae, or perigynous: anthers usually with APPENDAGES and opening by PORES ; leaves with ..."
2. Contributions to the Paleobotany of Peru, Bolivia and Chile: Five Papers by Edward Wilber Berry (1922)
"... three Leguminosae, and a member of the family Melastomataceae. They thus represent 9 genera, 7 families and 5 orders. Their exact age is a matter of ..."
3. Bulletin by Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of the Interior, United States Dept. of the Interior, United States National Museum, United States (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 ..."