Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: Australia and New Zealand; acid soils; tough leaves with a sharp point; flowers fuzzy, hairs inside the petals.
In the Apg3 classification Styphelioideae is a subfamily in the Ericaceae. Styphelioideae corresponds mostly with the old family Epacridaceae. Epacridaceae was included in Ericaceae as DNA research showed that Vaccinioideae are more closely related to the Styphelioideae, Epacridaceae, than to other Ericaceae.
In the Plant theory Styphelioideae is placed in Subphase 5 in Ericales.