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- n. trees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil
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Understory vegetation strata are rich in myrtaceae and rubiaceae species.
No more intermittent fevers prevail in the regions now covered with forests of the myrtaceae.
Along the road were forests of _melalevca leucodendron, _ of the family of _myrtaceae, _ from which the famous cajuput-oil is obtained.
Australia, belong to this family of the myrtaceae, which contains forty-six genera and thirteen hundred species!”
Nothing is more wonderful or more singular than those enormous specimens of the order of the myrtaceae, with their leaves placed vertically and not horizontally, so that an edge and not a surface looks upwards, the effect being that the sun’s rays penetrate more freely among the trees.