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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Dirachmaceae
Genus: Dirachma
Schweinf. ex Balf.f.[2]
Distribution of genus Dirachma

Dirachma is the sole genus of the family Dirachmaceae. The genus has been monotypic until a second species, Dirachma somalensis, was discovered in Somalia and described in 1991.[3]


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ "International Plant Names Index". Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Link, D.A. 1991. Dirachma somalensis D.A.Link sp. nov. A New Species of a Remarkable and Highly Endangered Monogeneric Family. Bulletin du Jardin botanique national de Belgique / Bulletin van de National Plantentuin van België, 61: 3-13.