wax-myrtle family


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Related to wax-myrtle family: southern wax myrtle
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Noun1.wax-myrtle family - constituting the order Myricales
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Myricales, order Myricales - coextensive with the family Myricaceae
genus Myrica, Myrica - deciduous aromatic shrubs or small trees
Comptonia, genus Comptonia - one species: sweet fern