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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Cistaceae
Subfamily: Pakaraimoideae
Maguire, P.S.Ashton & de Zeeuw


Pakaraimoideae is a subfamily of Cistaceae family of flowering plants with just one genus and a single species Pakaraimaea dipterocarpacea, from Guyana, and Venezuela in South America. It is found in the Imbaimadai Savanna, the adjacent Partang Savanna, the Guaianan highlands and Pacaraima Mountains in Guyana and Bolivar State in Venezuela.[1] It was formerly placed in Dipterocarpaceae, but is now known to belong to Cistaceae[2]


  1. ^ Bassett Maguire and Peter S. Ashton (1980). "Pakaraimaea dipterocarpacea II". Taxon 29 (2/3): 225–231. doi:10.2307/1220284. 
  2. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–20, doi:10.1111/boj.12385, retrieved 2016-05-20