Myrtales

plural noun Myr·ta·les \mərˈtā(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Myrtales

  1. :  an order of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, or trees including among others the Myrtaceae, Melastomaceae, Lythraceae, Rhizophoraceae, and Onagraceae and having simple leaves, flowers with inferior compound ovary and numerous ovules, and capsular or baccate fruit

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Origin and Etymology of myrtales

New Latin, from Myrtus + -ales


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