†family Melastomataceae de Jussieu 1789

Magnoliopsida - Myrtales - Melastomataceae

Parent taxon: Myrtales according to D.J. Mabberley 2000

See also Hickey 1977

Sister taxa: Combretaceae, Crypteroniaceae, Lythraceae, Myrtaceae, Myrtaceidites, Oliniaceae, Onagraceae, Penaeaceae, Punicaceae, Rhynchocalycaceae, Sonneratiaceae, Trapaceae

Subtaxa: Acrovena Melastoma Tibouchina

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (13 collections)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (3)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), United States (1: North Dakota)

Total: 21 collections including 23 occurrences

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