The Lythraceae is a family of flowering plant s, has a worldwide Distribution with most species, 31 genera in five subfamilies, are tropical herbs, shrubs. The family includes cultivated the crape myrtle trees, is named after the type genus. Stipules are reduced appearing as a row of minute hairs. The stamens are reduced to one whorl, are the number of petals. Distribution Lythraceae is distributed with most species. Economic importance Edible crops include the pomegranate, the water caltrop. The pomegranate is cultivated for the fleshy aril s. Purple loosestrife is an invasive, exotic weed of wetlands.
Family of flowering plant s, Tropical herbs, Shrubs