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The source of information is from the first publication of: The Flora of the Cayman Islands by Dr. George Proctor.
The page listing follows the specimen.

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ACANTHACEAE
Asystasia gangetica / Bermuda Primrose
Blechum pyramidatum syn. Blechum brownei / Blue Shrimp plant; Browne's
Blechum
Ruellia nudiflora
Ruellia tuberosa / Duppy Gun; Heart Bush

AGAVACEAE Also see ASPARAGACEAE
Agave sisalana / Sisal
Agave caymanensis / Corato; Maypole Endemic
Furcraea hexapetala

AIZOACEAE
Sesuvium maritimum / Slender Sea Purslane
Sesuvium microphyllum
Sesuvium portulacastrum / Sea-pusley; Shoreline Sea Purslane8

ALISMATACEAE
Sagittaria lancifolia / Bulltongue Arrowhead

AMARANTHACEAE
Achyranthes aspera syn. Achyranthes indica / Devil's Horsewhip
Alternathera sessilis / Sessile Joyweed
Amaranthus crassipes / Spreading Amaranth
Amaranthus dubius / Spleen Amaranth
Amaranthus viridis / Calalu
Blutaparon vermicularis syn. Caraxeron vermicularis / Silverhead; Samphire
Gomphrena globosa
Iresine diffusa / Juda's Bush
Lithophila muscoides / Talustuft

AMARYLLIDACEAE (formerly LILIACEAE)
Crinum amabile / Giant Lily
Crinum americanum / Seven Sisters
Crinum zeylanicum / Ceylon Swamplily, Milk-&-Wine Lily
Furcraea hexapetala add487
Hippeastrum puniceum / Easter Lily; Red Lily
Hymenocallis latifolia / Wild White Lily; Easter Lily
Sansevieria hyacinthoides / Bowstring Hemp; Lion's Tongue
Zephyranthes citrina / Yellow Crocus
Zephyranthes rosea / Pink Crocus
Zephyranthes tubispatha / White Crocus

ANACARDIACEAE
Anacardium occidentale / Cashew
Comocladia dentata / Maiden Plum
Mangifera indica / Mango
Metopium toxiferum / Poison Tree
Schinus terebinthifolius / Brazilian Pepper tree (dioecious)
Spondias dulcis / June Plum
Spondias mombin / Hog Plum
Spondias purpurea / Plum (Quickstick fence, edible fruits)

ANNONACEAE
Annona glabra / Pond Apple
Annona muricata / Soursop
Annona reticulata / Custard Apple; Bullock's Heart
Annonas squamosa / Sweetsop; Sugar Apple

APOCYNACEAE
Catharanthus roseus / Periwinkle; Burying-ground Flower
Cynanchum picardae Syn. Metastelma picardae ASCLEPIADACEAE
Echites umbellata / Nightshade
Nerium oleander / Oleander
Pentalinon luteum Syn. Urechites lutea / Yellow Nightshade; Wild Allamanda
Plumeria obtusa
/ Jasmine
Plumeria pudica / (Graveyard tree)
Plumeria rubra / Jasmine, Frangipani, (Graveyard tree)
Rauvolfia nitida / Palo Amargo
Rhabdadenia biflora / Mangrove Rubber Vine
Seutera angustifolia Syn. Cynanchum angustifolium ASCLEPIADACEAE /Gulf Coast Swallowwort
Tabernaemontana divaricata / Coffee Rose
Tabernaemontana laurifolia / Wild Jasmine
Thevetia peruviana / Lucky Nut; Yellow Oleander

APODANTHACEAE formerly RAFFLESIACEAE
Pilostyles globosa var. caymanensis / Parasitic flower Endemic

ARACEAE formerly PALMAE
Lemna aequinoctialis / Duck Weed
Philodendron sp. indet.
Philodendron hederaceum Syn. Philodendron scandens
Philodendron aff. scandens
Syngonium podophyllum / American Evergreen

ARALIACEAE
Dendropanax arboreus / Galipee

ARECACEAE Formerly PALMAE
Coccothrinax proctorii / Silver Thatch; Thatch Endemic
Cocos nucifera / Coconut
Roystonea regia / Royal Palm
Thrinax radiata / Bull Thatch

ASCLEPIADACEAE
Asclepias curassavica / Red Top; Hippa Cassini
Calotropis gigantea / Giant Indian Milkweed
Calotropis procera / French Cotton, Crown Flower
Cryptostegia grandiflora / Purple Allamanda; Palay Rubbervine [US];India-rubber Vine [JA]
Cynanchum angustifolium Changed to Seutera angustifolia /Gulf Coast Swallowwort APOCYNACEAE
Cynanchum picardae Syn. Metastelma picardae ASCLEPIADACEAE
Sarcostemma clausum / White Twinevine

ASPARAGACEAE
Yucca aloifolia / Spanish Bayonet

ASPHODELACEAE
Aloe vera / Bitter Aloes; Sempervirens

ASTERACEAE / COMPOSITAE

TRIBE I; VERNONIEAE
Cyanthillium cinereum / Little Ironweed
Vernonia divaricata Changed to Vernonia arborescens ASTERACEAE Christmas Blossom

TRIBE II; EUPATORIEAE
Ageratum conyzoides / Ageratum
Ageratum littorale / Cape Sable Whiteweed
Chromolaena odorata / Jack-in-the-Bush
Eupatorium villosum Changed to Koanoplyllon villosum / Bitter Bush

TRIBE III; ASTEREAE
Aster subulatus Michx. var. cubensis (DC.) Shinners, Syn. Aster exilis Syn. Symphyotrichum divaricatum / Annual Saltmarsh Aster; Slim Aster
Baccharis dioica / False Willow, Saltbush
Erigeron canadensis
Syn. Conyza canadensis / Canadian Horse Weed; Canada Fleabane

TRIBE VI; INULEAE
Pluchea odorata / Cure-for-All; Wild Tobacco
Pluchea carolinense / Cure-for-All; Wild Tobacco

TRIBE V; HELIANTHEAE
Ambrosia hispida / Geranium; Running Woodworm
Bidens pilosa var radiata / Spanish Needle
Bidens cynapiifolia / Spanish Needle
Borrichia arborescens / Bay Candlewood; Tree Seaside Oxeye
Eclipta prostrata / False Daisy
Eleutheranthera ruderalis
Flaveria trinervia / Clustered Yellowtops
Iva cheiranthifolia / Fly Marsh Elder
Iva imbricata / Seacoast Marshelder
Isocarpha oppositifolia
Melanthera aspera Changed to Melanthera nivea / Soft Leaf
Parthenium hysterophorus
/ Whitehead Bush (Barbados)
Salmea petrobioides / Shanks, Bushy Salmea
Synedrella nodiflora / Nodeweed
Spilanthes urens / White Button; Pigeon Coop
Thymophylla tenuiloba
Tridax procumbens / Coat Buttons; Rabbit Thistle
Tridax Sp.
Verbesina caymanensis Endemic
Sphagneticola trilobata
Syn. Wedelia trilobata / Marigold; Creeping Oxeye

TRIBE VI; HELENIEAE
Helenium amarum
Pectis caymanensis caymanensis / Tea Banker, Mint
Pectis caymanensis robusta / Tea Banker, Mint Endemic
Pectis linifolia
Porophyllum ruderale / Stinking Bush; Papalo; Yerba Porosa

TRIBE VII; SENICONEAE
Emilia fosbergii / Tassel Flower; Cupid's Paintbrush
Erechtites hieracifolia

TRIBE VIII; LACTUCEAE
Launaea intybacea / Wild Lettuce (Jamaica)
Youngia japonica / Oriental False Hawksbeard


AVICENNIACEAE
Avicennia germinans / Black Mangrove

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