Trees of Florida: Family Names

The trees listed in the table below are listed alphabetically by family name.

Please also see the alphabetical listing by common name.

A

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Aceraceae Acer barbatum Florida sugar maple
  Acer negundo Boxelder
  Acer rubrum Red maple
  Acer saccharinum Silver maple
Anacardiaceae Toxicodendron radicans Poison-ivy
  Toxicodendron toxicarium Poison-oak
  Toxicodendron vernix Poison sumac
Aquifoliaceae Ilex cassine Dahoon holly
  Ilex glabra Gallberry
  Ilex opaca American holly

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B

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Betulaceae Betula nigra River birch
  Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam, blue beech, ironwood, musclewood 
  Ostrya virginiana Hophornbeam

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C

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Caprifoliaceae Sambucus canadensis Elderberry
Viburnum rufidulum Rusty blackhaw
Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle
Cornaceae Cornus florida Flowering dogwood
Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic whitecedar
  Juniperus virginiana Eastern redcedar
Cyrillaceae Cyrilla racemiflora Swamp titi

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E

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Ebenaceae Diospyros virginiana Common persimmon
Ericaceae Vaccinium arboreum Tree sparkleberry
  Lyonia lucida Fetter-bush
Lyonia ferruginea Stagger-bush

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F

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Fabaceae Cersis canadensis Redbud
  Albizia julibrissin Mimosa, silk tree
Fagaceae Castanea pumila Chinkapin
Fagus grandifolia American beech
  Quercus alba White oak
  Quercus durandii Bluff oak
Quercus lyrata Overcup oak
  Quercus falcata Southern red oak
  Quercus incana Bluejack oak
  Quercus laevis Turkey oak
  Quercus laurifolia Laurel oak
  Quercus myrtifolia Myrtle oak
  Quercus michauxii Swamp chestnut oak
  Quercus nigra Water oak
  Quercus shumardii Shumard oak
  Quercus virginiana var. virginiana Live oak
  Quercus virginiana var. geminata Sand live oak

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H

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Hamamelidaceae Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus pavia Red buckeye

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J

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Juglandaceae Juglans nigra Black walnut
  Carya glabra Pignut hickory
  Carya illinoensis Pecan hickory
  Carya tomentosa Mockernut hickory
  Carya aquatica Water hickory
Carya cordiformis bitternut hickory

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L

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Lauraceae Cinnamomum camphora Camphor tree
  Persea borbonia Redbay
  Persea palustris Swampbay

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M

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Magnoliaceae Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia
  Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay
  Liriodendron tulipifera Yellow-poplar, tulip-poplar
Myricaceae Myrica cerifera Wax myrtle, southern bayberry

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N

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Nyssaceae Nyssa aquatica Water tupelo
  Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora Swamp tupelo
  Nyssa sylvatica var. sylvatica Black gum

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O

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Oleaceae Osmanthus americanus Wild olive, devilwood
  Chionanthus virginicus Fringetree
  Fraxinus americana White ash
  Fraxinus caroliniana Carolina ash, pop ash

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P

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Palmae or Arecaceae Serenoa repens Saw-palmetto
  Sabal palmetto Cabbage palm
  Sabal etonia Scrub palm
Pinaceae Pinus palustris Longleaf pine
  Pinus echinata Shortleaf pine
  Pinus taeda  Loblolly pine
  Pinus elliottii var. elliottii Slash pine
Pinus elliottii var. densa South Florida slash pine
Pinus serotina Pond pine
  Pinus glabra Spruce pine
Pinus clausa var. clausa Ocala sand pine
  Pinus clausa var. immuginata Choctowhatchee sand pine
Platanaceae Platanus occidentalis Sycamore

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R

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Rosaceae Crataegus sp. Hawthorn
  Prunus caroliniana Carolina laurelcherry
  Prunus serotina Black cherry
  Prunus umbellata Flatwoods plum
  Rubus sp. Blackberry
Rubiaceae Cephalanthus occidentalis  Buttonbush
Rutaceae Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Hercules-club
Ptelea trifoliata Hoptree

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S

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Salicaceae Populus deltoides Eastern cottonwood
  Salix caroliniana Carolina willow

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T

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Taxaceae Torreya taxifolia Florida torreya
Taxodiaceae Taxodium distichum var. distichum Baldcypress
  Taxodium distichum var. ascendens Pondcypress
Theaceae Gordonia lasianthus Loblolly-bay
Tiliaceae Tilia americana Basswood, linden

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U

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Ulmaceae Celtis laevigata Sugarberry
  Ulmus alata Winged elm
  Ulmus americana American elm

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V

Family Name Latin Name Common Name
Verbenaceae Callicarpa americana American beautyberry

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