This is a single species genus with the only species being Dymondia margaretae. What also makes this unusual is that both the genus and species are named after the same person – it is named after South African horticulturalist Margaret Elizabeth Dryden-Dymond (1909-1952), the horticulturist who first discovered it beside a road along the western Cape of South Africa in the Bredasdorp District. During this 1933 expedition for the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, she collected the first plant to document and study.
Name Derivation: Named after Margaret Elizabeth Dryden-Dymond
Dymondia is in the family Asteraceae.