Crypteroniaceae

plural noun Cryp·te·ro·ni·a·ce·ae \ˌkriptəˌrōnēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Crypteroniaceae

  1. :  a family (coextensive with the genus Crypteronia) of East Indian trees of uncertain affinities within the order Myrtales that have long finger-shaped clusters of greenish white flowers and capsular fruits

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Origin and Etymology of crypteroniaceae

New Latin, from Crypteronia, type genus (irregular from crypt- + Greek eros love) + -aceae; akin to Greek erōs love — more at eros


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