Melastomaceae

plural noun Me·las·to·ma·ce·ae \mə̇ˌlastəˈmāsēˌē\

Definition of Melastomaceae

  1. :  a family of trees, shrubs, or herbs (order Myrtales) that are characterized by opposite 3- to 9-nerved leaves, anthers with thickened connectives, and petals inserted on the throat of the calyx and that include numerous forms cultivated as ornamentals — see rhexia

melastomaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of melastomaceae

New Latin, from Melastoma, type genus + -aceae


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