- n. A taxonomic family within the order Myrtales — many dicotyledonous plants that yield a fragrant oil - including myrtle, clove, guava, feijoa, allspice, and eucalyptus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A natural family of trees and shrubs yielding fragrant oils, including the myrtles, eucalyptus, clove, allspice, and guava; the
- Myrtus + -aceae (Wiktionary)
“These forests are rich in species of Leguminosae, Myrtaceae, Lauraceae, and Rutaceae.”
“Along the clearwater Tapajós River, the white-sand igapó forest is predominant with members of the Myrtaceae family and Triplaris surinamensis, Piranhea trifoliata, Copaifera martii, and Alchornea castaneaefolia.”
“These forests are rich in species of Leguminosae, Myrtaceae, Lauraceae and Ruraceae.”
“The allspice tree, Pimenta dioica family Myrtaceae, an aromatic tree native to the Caribbean, southern Mexico, and Central America that has large leathery leaves and brown berries.”
“The annually flooded riverine forests are similar in both physiognomy and composition to the flooded forests of Amazonia with Amazonian families of Lauraceae, Magnoliaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, Rubiaceae and Myrtaceae (Daly & Mitchell, 2000).”
“Jambul Syzygium cumini is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae, native to Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Indonesia.”
“Myrtaceae are also important in the lower montane forests.”
“Species of the Australian Myrtaceae and Casuarinaceae families predominate, and conifers such as Agathis, Podocarpus, and Dacrydium are abundant.”
“In Kalimantan, the dominant trees are Dipterocarpaceae (Shorea and Hopea spp.), Myrtaceae, Gonystlus spp.,”
“The upper montane forest is characterized by conifers (pines and related trees), particularly by the Ericaceae (Rhododendron, Vaccinium) and Myrtaceae (Eucalyptus, Melaleuca) families.”
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