Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Myrtales — many dicotyledonous plants that yield a fragrant oil - including myrtle, clove, guava, feijoa, allspice, and eucalyptus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family of trees and shrubs yielding fragrant oils, including the myrtles, eucalyptus, clove, allspice, and guava; the myrtle family.

Etymologies

Myrtus +‎ -aceae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These forests are rich in species of Leguminosae, Myrtaceae, Lauraceae, and Rutaceae.

    Parañá-Paraíba interior forests

  • 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.

    Tapajós-Xingu moist forests

  • These forests are rich in species of Leguminosae, Myrtaceae, Lauraceae and Ruraceae.

    Parañá-Paraíba interior forests

  • 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.

    Making Light: Open thread 135

  • 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).

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • Jambul Syzygium cumini is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae, native to Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Indonesia.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Myrtaceae are also important in the lower montane forests.

    Peninsular Malaysian montane rain forests

  • Species of the Australian Myrtaceae and Casuarinaceae families predominate, and conifers such as Agathis, Podocarpus, and Dacrydium are abundant.

    Sundaland heath forests

  • In Kalimantan, the dominant trees are Dipterocarpaceae (Shorea and Hopea spp.), Myrtaceae, Gonystlus spp.,

    Sundaland heath forests

  • The upper montane forest is characterized by conifers (pines and related trees), particularly by the Ericaceae (Rhododendron, Vaccinium) and Myrtaceae (Eucalyptus, Melaleuca) families.

    Sumatran montane rain forests

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