Definition of Family melastomataceae

1. Noun. A family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Melastomataceae

family Marchantiaceae
family Marsileaceae
family Martyniaceae
family Mastodontidae
family Mastotermitidae
family Mayacaceae
family Megachilidae
family Megadermatidae
family Megalonychidae
family Megalosauridae
family Megapodiidae
family Megatheriidae
family Melampsoraceae
family Melanthiaceae
family Melastomaceae
family Melastomataceae
family Meleagrididae
family Meliaceae
family Meliphagidae
family Meloidae
family Membracidae
family Menuridae
family Menyanthaceae
family Meropidae
family Micrococcaceae
family Microdesmidae
family Microhylidae
family Mimidae
family Mimosaceae

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 ..."

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