Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Ericales — many genera of flowering plants.

Etymologies

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Thea (“Camellia”) +‎ -aceae

Examples

  • Some of the important tree taxa belong to families such as Theaceae (Schima spp.), Magnoliaceae (Michelia spp.,

    Northern Indochina subtropical forests

  • The local source can be divided into two categories: species that are characteristic of lowland rain forest, such as Dipterocarpaceae, Bombacaceae, and the genus Ficus (figs), and those that have a large global latitudinal distribution such as pines, Cruciferae (e.g., mustard), Theaceae (e.g., tea), and tree ferns.

    Sumatran montane rain forests

  • The dominant plant families are the Lauraceae, Fagacaeae, Theaceae and Rosaceae, with some scattered Gymnosperms such as Podocarpus imbricatus, Podocarpus neriifolius, and Nageia fleuryi.

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

  • Original vegetation in the Sichuan Basin probably consisted of a mixture of subtropical oak (Quercus, Castanopsis), laurels (Lauraceae), and Schima (Theaceae).

    Sichuan Basin evergreen broadleaf forests

  • Families strongly represented here and not in the Amazon floristic province include Humiriaceae, Rapateaceae, Tepuianthaceae, Theaceae, and Xyridaceae.

    Negro-Branco moist forests

  • The family best represented in the upper canopy of these habitats is the Fagaceae, with important contributions from the Magnoliaceae, Aceraceae, Podocarpaceae, Lauraceae, and Theaceae.

    Southern Annamites montane rain forests

  • The characteristic families for the dominant forest trees at lower elevations are the Betulaceae, Fagaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Lauraceae, Magnoliaceae, Sapotaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, and Theaceae.

    Northern Indochina subtropical forests

  • Cyclobalanopsis spp.), with Schima spp., a member of the tea family (Theaceae spp.) and various laurels (Lauraceae spp.) as important associates.

    Jian Nan subtropical evergreen forests

  • Lithocarpus spp.), Theaceae (Gordonia, Pyrenaria, Ternstroemia), and Ericaceae form the dominant elements of these forests.

    Southern Annamites montane rain forests

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