The Melastomataceaefamily consists of dicotyledonous flowering plantsspread in the tropical climatic regions.It is represented by 200 genera and around4,500 species of annual and perennial grasses, shrubs or small trees.
The leaves are simple, oppositely arranged with a short leaf stalk.The characteristic trait of the species of thefamilyis namely the bow-like veined laminas. From the leaf stalk of the laminas spring several (from3 to 7) same veins that almost from the very base fall apart in a bow and at the top (that in most cases is spiked) they gather.