myrtaceous


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myrtaceous

(mɜːˈteɪʃəs)
adj
(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Myrtaceae, a family of mostly tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs having oil glands in the leaves: includes eucalyptus, clove, myrtle, and guava
[C19: via New Latin from Latin myrtus myrtle, from Greek murtos]
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Attached leaves and fruits of myrtaceous affinity from the middle Eocene of Colorado.
Both study sites included large fragments of regenerating evergreen forests of Drimys winteri, Nothofagus nitida, Weinmannia trichosperma, several myrtaceous species, and the conifer Podocarpus nubigena (Veblen et al.
It is called a cajuput, an Australian, myrtaceous tree or shrub having lanceolate, aromatic leaves.
quinquenervia with Florida's neighboring regions by including genera that represented much of the Caribbean myrtaceous diversity.
A combination of factors probably contributed to this generalised relationship: the abundance of mass-flowering myrtaceous trees, aridity during past glacials which may have removed specialists from the system, and the sharing of nectar sources with bats.