Definition of Family myrtaceae
1. Noun. Trees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Myrtaceous Tree, Genus Myrtus, Myrtus, Genus Pimenta, Pimenta, Eugenia, Genus Eugenia, Genus Feijoa, Genus Jambos, Jambos, Genus Myrciaria, Myrcia, Myrciaria, Genus Psidium, Psidium, Genus Eucalyptus, Genus Syzygium, Syzygium
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Myrtaceae
Literary usage of Family myrtaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The London Medical Gazette (1832)
"THIS tree is of the natural family Myrtaceae, but the specimens collected in June were neither in fruit or flower. It is probably a species of ..."
2. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"family myrtaceae.—Flowers EPIGYNOUS, actinomorphic, with four- to five-merous perianth and usually NUMEROUS stamens. Evergreen woody plants containing ..."
3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... whilst the genus Eucalyptus of the family Myrtaceae includes several species which are amongst the highest trees in the world (see vol. ip 723). ..."
4. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The family Myrtaceae consists of 72 genera with about 2750 species, which belong to two main evolutional centers, one in tropical America, the other on the ..."
5. Contributions to the Paleobotany of Peru, Bolivia and Chile: Five Papers by Edward Wilber Berry (1922)
"The large family Myrtaceae, whose history I have discussed recently in another place ls is represented by 7 species of which i is referred to Psidium, ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... and belonging to the myrtle family (Myrtaceae). They take their name from the resemblance of the head of flowers to a bottle-brush. ..."