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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Melastomataceae
Literary usage of Family melastomataceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."