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
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.