Myrtaceae


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Myrtaceae

[mər′tās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Myrtales characterized by an inferior ovary, numerous stamens, anthers usually opening by slits, and fruit in the form of a berry, drupe, or capsule.

Myrtaceae

 

a family of dicotyledonous, primarily evergreen plants. It includes trees, shrubs, and subshrubs. The simple leaves are opposite or, less commonly, alternate, glandular-punctate (glands producing essential oils), entire, and leathery. The regular, bisexual flowers usually are in inflorescenses. There are four or five sepals and the same number of petals; there are generally numerous stamens. The fruit may be a drupe, capsule, or berry.

There are approximately 100 genera, with 3,000 species, distributed primarily in tropical and subtropical regions—mainly in tropical America and Australia. Many species are found in Polynesia. In the USSR there are only cultivated species (eucalyptus, myrtle). Many species yield edible fruits, such as guava and feijoa; others, particularly certain species of eucalyptus, provide valuable lumber. Essential oils and spices are obtained from the clove tree and the cajuput tree; other species yield medicinal substances.

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Na regiao Sul do Brasil, especies de Myrtaceae sao abundantes em diversos estudos (SILVA, 1989; JARENKOW, 1994; CITADINI-ZANETTE, 1995; MARTINS, 2005; NEGRELLE, 2006; REBELO, 2006; SILVA, 2006), assim como no Sudeste brasileiro (SCUDELLER et al.
They found that the most abundant and popular nectar sources included flowers from the families Myrtaceae (eucalypts and bloodwoods), Proteaceae (grevillea and banksia) and Loranthaceae (mistletoe).
Some Decodon leaves have been misidentified in the past as members of the Moraceae, Asclepiadaceae, and Myrtaceae (Kvacek & Sakala, 1999).
Guavas and eucalypts are both members of the same family, the Myrtaceae.
visco 1 Fabaceae Allophylus edulis 21 Sapindaceae Celtis spinosa 1 Celtidaceae Condalia buxifolia 3 Rhamnaceae Enterolobium contortisiliquum 1 Fabaceae Eugenia uniflora 1 Myrtaceae Gleditsia amorphoides 2 Fabaceae Nectandra pichurim 1 Lauraceae Pogonopus tubulosus 1 Rubiaceae Sambucus peruviana 2 Adoxaceae Scutia buxifolia 5 Rhamnaceae Sideroxylon obtusifolium 1 Sapotaceae Urera caracasana 2 Urticaceae Vassobia breviilora 1 Solanaceae Xylosma pubescens 1 Salicaceae Unidentified bromeliad 9 Bromeliaceae Unidentified fern 1 Unidentified moss 2 Unidentified Myrtaceae 2 Myrtaceae Unidentified vine 4 Total 65 TABLE 2.
De acordo com levantamento florístico prévio, as famílias mais freqüentes na área são as Myrtaceae, Mimosaceae, Lauraceae e Rubiaceae (Campos e Souza, 1997; Souza et al.
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When you speak of eucalyptus trees you are probably referring to several members of the Myrtaceae family -- most of them natives of Australia.