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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Ericales — many genera of flowering plants.


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Thea (“Camellia”) +‎ -aceae


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  • Some of the important tree taxa belong to families such as Theaceae (Schima spp.), Magnoliaceae (Michelia spp.,

    Northern Indochina subtropical forests 2007

  • The local source can be divided into two categories: species that are characteristic of lowland rain forest, such as Dipterocarpaceae, Bombacaceae, and the genus Ficus (figs), and those that have a large global latitudinal distribution such as pines, Cruciferae (e.g., mustard), Theaceae (e.g., tea), and tree ferns.

    Sumatran montane rain forests 2008

  • The dominant plant families are the Lauraceae, Fagacaeae, Theaceae and Rosaceae, with some scattered Gymnosperms such as Podocarpus imbricatus, Podocarpus neriifolius, and Nageia fleuryi.

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam 2008

  • Original vegetation in the Sichuan Basin probably consisted of a mixture of subtropical oak (Quercus, Castanopsis), laurels (Lauraceae), and Schima (Theaceae).

    Sichuan Basin evergreen broadleaf forests 2008

  • Families strongly represented here and not in the Amazon floristic province include Humiriaceae, Rapateaceae, Tepuianthaceae, Theaceae, and Xyridaceae.

    Negro-Branco moist forests 2008

  • The family best represented in the upper canopy of these habitats is the Fagaceae, with important contributions from the Magnoliaceae, Aceraceae, Podocarpaceae, Lauraceae, and Theaceae.

    Southern Annamites montane rain forests 2008

  • The characteristic families for the dominant forest trees at lower elevations are the Betulaceae, Fagaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Lauraceae, Magnoliaceae, Sapotaceae, Elaeocarpaceae, and Theaceae.

    Northern Indochina subtropical forests 2007

  • Cyclobalanopsis spp.), with Schima spp., a member of the tea family (Theaceae spp.) and various laurels (Lauraceae spp.) as important associates.

    Jian Nan subtropical evergreen forests 2008

  • Lithocarpus spp.), Theaceae (Gordonia, Pyrenaria, Ternstroemia), and Ericaceae form the dominant elements of these forests.

    Southern Annamites montane rain forests 2008


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