Melastomataceae

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Melastomataceae

[‚mel·ə‚stō·mə′tās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A large family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Myrtales characterized by an inferior ovary, axile placentation, up to twice as many stamens as petals (or sepals), anthers opening by terminal pores, and leaves with prominent, subparallel longitudinal ribs.
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El estrato arbustivo fue escaso, caracterizado por especies pioneras de las familias Melastomaceae y Piperaceae.
Ambas especies se hallan asociadas a la familia Melastomaceae, en todos sus estados de desarrollo, particularmente con respecto a los frutos secos.