from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A tribe of plants of the natural order Melastomaceæ: and the suborder Melastomeæ, characterized by the generally terete or slightly angular capsular fruit and the angulated, cuneate, or fusiform seeds. It embraces 11 genera and about 107 species of tropical American shrubs and trees.
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