Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: 5 genera, 240 species; Forstera 5, Levenhookia 10, Oreostylidium 1, Phyllachne 4 and Stylidium 221; Australia and New Zealand; grass-like herbs or small shrubs and can be perennials or annuals, some climbing or scrambling; Donatia is sometimes included in Stylidiaceae or in the monogeneric Donatiaceae. Thorne places Stylidiaceae in the Saxifragales order.
Stylidiaceae have traditionally been placed in Campanulales traditionally.
There are several families that are closely related. They have been placed in the same Subphase 2 in the Plant theory.
Botany: fleshy herbs, with asymmetrical leaf blades; Southeast Asia.
Botany: 1 genus Phelline; New Caledonia; sometimes placed in the Aquifoliaceae.
Botany: Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand; shrubs; simple, alternate leaves, spiral or whorled, entire or dentate margins; flowers solitary are terminal or axillary, or aggregated in fascicles and rarely in racemes; fruit is a berry.
Botany: shrubs or small trees; 2 genera Argophyllum and Corokia; Australia, New Zealand, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and Rapa Iti.
The Stylidiaceae and associated families are unknown in homeopathy. Flower essence knowledge gives an image that fits well with the position of Phase 3 and Subphase 2 of the Campanulidae.
They have a weak quality and are easily overwhelmed. Others take over and dominate them easily. They cannot stand it and they desire autonomy but they do not have the strength to stand up for themselves. They can also get overwhelmed by natural circumstances, catastrophes of nature and accidents. They try to overcome hardships by pleasing and adapting to others. They can become angry when dominated and refused the things they need.
Having to adapt as a person, to be someone else.