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|Noun||1.||family Melastomaceae - a family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals|
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
Myrtales, order Myrtales, order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales - Myrtaceae; Combretaceae; Elaeagnaceae; Haloragidaceae; Melastomaceae; Lecythidaceae; Lythraceae; Rhizophoraceae; Onagraceae; Lecythidaceae; Punicaceae
genus Melastoma, Melastoma - type genus of Melastomataceae; Asiatic shrubs with leathery leaves and large purple flowers followed by edible fleshy black berries
genus Medinilla, Medinilla - tropical Old World ornamental evergreen shrubs having fleshy leaves and large panicles of white pink flowers