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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Richard Olsmtead for their insights concerning taxonomy of the Melastomataceae and Bignoniaceae, respectively.
Food items Dry season Wet season Total (n =39) (n = 29) (n = 68) Arthropods (total) 89.7 58.6 76.5 Coleoptera 2.6 10.3 5.9 Hymenoptera 30.8 27.6 29.4 Isoptera 10.2 6.9 8.8 Hemiptera 5.1 -- 2.9 Unidentified Arthropods 71.8 31.0 54.4 Seeds (total) 15.4 27.6 20.6 Melastomataceae Clidemia urceolata DC.
Miconia rubiginosa (Melastomataceae) was collected along the Franca-Claraval highway, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, and was identified by Dr.
Four species of Lopesia have been found inducing galls on Melastomataceae: Lopesia brasiliensis Rubsaamen on Ossaea sp.