Didiereaceae is a small family of just 4 genera and 11 species of flowering plants endemic to south and southwest Madagascar. It contains 20 species classified in 3 subfamilies and 6 genera. Species of the family are succulent plants, growing in sub-arid to arid habitats. Several are known as ornamental plants in specialist succulent collections. The subfamily Didiereoideae is endemic to the southwest of Madagascar, where the species are characteristic elements of the spiny thickets.
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