Author: Jan Scholten
English: Sapphireberry family.
Botany: 1 genus, Symplocos, 250 species; Asia, Australia, Americas; food for larvae of some Lepidoptera species including The Engrailed; fused anthers.
In the Apg3 classification Diapensiaceae is placed in Ericales.
In the plant theory Symplocaceae is placed in Ericidae, in the Order Styracales, in Phase 5. Symplocaceae is tentatively placed in Subphase 1.