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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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The family LEGUMINOSAE has been subdivided into 3 families
All have a pod (a Legume) which splits longitudinally
CAESALPINIOIDEAE - Open flowers with 5 spreading petals
MIMOSOIDEAE- Tiny, tubular flowers in pom-pom-like clusters
FABOIDEAE - Pea/bean type flowers, 5 petals: standard & 4 others

CAESALPINIACEAE see LEGUMINOSEA
Bauhinia divaricata / Bull Hoof
Caesalpinia bonduc / Cockspur; Gray Nickel
Caesalpinia caymanensis
Caesalpinia intermedia Cockspur, Yellow Nickel
Caesalpinia pulcherrima / Pride of Barbados; Dwarf Poinciana
Caesalpinia wrightiana / Cockspur, Yellow Nickel
Cassia fistula / Golden Shower
Chamaecrista lineata Syn. Chamaecrista clarensis
Chamaecrista nicitans / Wild Shame-face
Delonix regia / Poinciana; Flamboyant Tree
Chamaecrista sp.
Haematoxylum campechianum / Logwood
Hymenaea courbaril / Stinking Toe (New record 2004)
Senna alata / Candle Stick Bush
Senna ligustrina / Privet Wild Sensitive plant
Senna obtusifolia / Coffeeweed; Sicklepod; Wild Coffee
Senna occidentalis / Dandelion; Septic Weed
Senna pallida Syn. Peiranisia biflora syn.Cassia biflora
Senna surattensis / Scrambled Eggs, Kalamona
Senna uniflora Syn. Sericeocassia uniflora
Tamarindus indica / Tamarind

CACTACEAE
Consolea macracantha Syn. Opontia millspaughii caymanensis/ Prickly Pear Tree
Epiphyllum phyllanthus var. plattsii
Endemic
Harrisia caymanensis
Nopalea cochenillifera / Cochineal
Opuntia dillenii / Prickly Pear
Pilosocereus royenii / Dildo
Selenicereus grandiflorus / Vine Pear
Selenicereus pteranthus CB

CALOPHYLLACEAE
Mammea americana / Mammee, Mammy Apple

CANNABACEAE Formerly these genus were in ULMACEAE
Celtis iguanaea / Hook Wiss; Iguana Hackberry
Celtis trinervia / Bastard Fustic
Trema lamarckiana / Trema

CANELLACEAE
Canella winterana / Pepper Cinnamon

CAPPARACEAE
Capparis cynophallophora Changed to Quadrella cynophallophora / Headache Bush
Capparis ferruginea / Devil Head
Capparis flexuosa Changed to Cynophalla flexuosa / Raw Bones; Raw head; Bloody Head

CARICACEAE
Carica papaya / Pawpaw, papaya

CASUARINACEAE
Casuarina equisetifolia / Casuarina; Weeping Willow; Australian Pine; Beefwood

CELASTRACEAE
Crossopetalum caymanense Changed to Crossopetalum uragoga / Crossopetalum, Snake Berry Endemic
Crossopetalum rhacoma / Snake Berry; Tobacco Berry; Wild Tobacco
Crossopetalum uragoga / Crossopetalum, Snake Berry Endemic
Elaeodendron xylocarpum Changed to Cassine xylocarpa / Wild Calabash
Gyminda latifolia / Gyminda
Maytenus buxifolia / Bastard Chelamella
Maytenus jamaicensis
Schaefferia frutescens / Yellowwood; (Florida Boxwood)

CLEOMACEAE
Cleome procumbens
Cleome viscosa
/ Spiderflower
Tarenaya spinosa

CHENOPODIACEAE
Atriplex pentandra / Crested Saltbush
Salicornia bigelovii / Glasswort - Annual LC
Salicornis virginica Syn S. perennis / Glasswort - Perennial

CHRYSOBALANACEAE
Chrysobalanus icaco / Coco-Plum

CLUSIACEAE
Clusia flava / Balsam; Card Gum, Tar Pot
Clusia rosea / Balsam; Autograph tree, Pitch Apple
Mammea americana / Mammee Changed to CALOPHYLLACEAE

COMBRETACEAE
Bucida buceras / Black Olive
Bucida spinosa Changed to Bucida molinetii / Spiny Black Olive
Conocarpus erectus / Buttonwood
Laguncularia racemosa / White Mangrove
Terminalia catappa / Indian Almond
Terminalia eriostachya var. margaretiae / Black Mastic ENDEMIC GC

COMMELINACEAE
Commelina erecta / Water grass

COMPOSITAE = ASTERACEAE

CONVOLVULACEAE
Evolvulus convolvuloides / Morningglory; Dwarf Bindweed
Evolvulus nummularius / Round leaf Bindweed
Evolvulus squamosus / Rockyplains Dwarf Morning Glory
Ipomoea batatas / Sweet Potato
Ipomoea cairica / Mile-a-Minute Vine
Ipomoea hederifolia / Scarlet Creeper
Ipomoea imperati / Beach Morning Glory
Ipomoea indica / Oceanblue Morning Glory
Ipomoea passifloroides
Ipomoea pes-caprae / Bay Vine
Ipomoea quamoclit / Cypress Vine
Ipomoea tiliacea / Hogslip, Wild Slip
Ipomoea triloba / Little Bell
Ipomoea violacea / Cowslip
Jacquemontia havanensis / Havana Clustervine
Jacquemontia pentanthos / Skyblue Clustervine
Merremia dissecta / Cut-leaf; Morning Glory; [Noyau Vine -US] [Know You - JA]
Merremia umbellata / Wild Potatoes; [Hog Vine]
Merremia quinquefolia / Rock Rosemary Rare

CRASSULACEAE
Bryophyllum pinnatum / Leaf-of-Life
Kalanchoe daigremontiana tubiflora

CUCURBITACEAE
Cionosicys excisus Changed to Cionosicys guabubu / Duppy Gord, Wild Pumpkin
Citrullus lanatus / Watermelon
Cucumis anguria / Wild Cucumber
Cucurbita pepo / Pumpkin
Fevillea cordifolia / Antidote Caccoon, Segra seed
Melothria pendula
Momordica charantia var. abbreviata / Serasee; Cerasee
Sechium edule / Cho-cho; Chayote, Christophine

CYMODOCEACEAE
Halodule wrightii Formerly Halodule beaudettei / Shoalweed
Syringodium filiforme

CYPERACEAE
Cladium jamaicensis / Cutting Grass; Sawgrass
Cyperus brevifolius
Cyperus elegans / Royal Flatsedge
Cyperus filiformis
Cyperus floridanus / Florida Flatsedge
Cyperus ligularis / Cutting Grass; Swamp Flatsedge
Cyperus peruvianus
Cyperus planifolious / Cutting Grass
Cyperus polystachyos / Manyspike Flatsedge
Cyperus rotundus / Nut Grass
Eleocharis cellulosa
Eleocharis geniculata
Eleocharis mutata / Scallion Grass
Eleocharis rostellata / Proctor's Sedge [Ref. Dr P. 9Jul02]
Fimbristylis castanea
Fimbristylis cymosa
Fimbristylis ferruginea
Fimbristylis spadicea
Remirea maritima
Rhynchospora colorata / White-top Sedge, Star-rush
Scleria lithosperma

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