lythraceous

lythraceous

(lɪˈθreɪʃəs; laɪˈθreɪ-)
adj
(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Lythraceae, a mostly tropical American family of herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees that includes purple loosestrife and crape myrtle
[C19: from New Latin Lythrum type genus, from Greek luthron blood, from the red flowers]
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The fossil seeds from Colombia are lythraceous and sufficiently similar to be accepted as having close affinity to Adenaria.
lb, c; Germeraad et al., 1968: 334) or as lythraceous with uncertain affinity to Crenea (Muller, 198 la, b).
The minimal information provided about Heterocolpites could apply equally to pollen of other lythraceous genera or other families of the Myrtales (cf.
The floras include the oldest occurrences of several extinct fruits and seeds from fresh or brackish water habitats with lythraceous characters: Alatospermum, Microdiptera, Minsterocarpum, Pachyspermum, and Paleolythrum.