Author: Jan Scholten
English: Pincushion family.
Botany: 5 genera; 12 species; temperate to arctic, tundra.
Genera: Berneuxia, Diapensia, Galax, Pyxidanthera, Shortia, Schizocodon, Diplarche.
In the Cronquist classifications Diapensiaceae was treated in its own order Diapensiales. In the Apg3 classification Diapensiaceae is placed in Ericales.
In the plant theory Diapensiaceae is placed in Ericidae, in the Order Styracales, in Phase 5. Diapensiaceae is tentatively placed in Subphase 2.