Melastomataceae

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Melastomataceae
Tibouchina semidecandra at Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
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Genera

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Melastomataceae is a large family in the order Myrtales. There are about 200 genera and 4,000 species.[1] It is the eighth largest family in the basal Angiosperms. Plants in the family are called Melastomes.

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