Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: 200 genera; 4500 species; herbs, shrubs, or small trees; leaves distinctive, opposite, decussate, with characteristic 3-7 longitudinal veins; flowers are perfect and borne either singly or in terminal or axillary, paniculate cymes; tropical; South America; pollen with well-developed poreless furrows; nectaries lacking; andoecium basilateral.
Melastomataceae is an Order in Myrtales the Apg3 classification.
In the Plant theory it is treated in the same way and placed in Subphase 3. At first Melastomataceae was placed in Subphase 5 on botanical grounds. But the provings of Clidemia capitellata and Miconia papillosa showed a strong quality of Boron.
Botany: Melastomataceae is a big tropical family quite unknown till recently in homeopathy.