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Melastomataceae is a large family in the order Myrtales. There are about 200 genera and 4,000 species.[1] It is the eighth largest family in the basal Angiosperms. Plants in the family are called Melastomes.

Melastomataceae
Tibouchina semidecandra.jpg
Tibouchina semidecandra at Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco
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Melastomataceae

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Flowering Plant Families, UH Botany". botany.hawaii.edu. 2005. Retrieved 5 July 2011.