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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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LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE) a close relative to VERBENACEAE
Aegiphila caymanensis Endemic
Aegiphila elata / Spirit Vine
Aegiphila sp.
Hyptis pectinata / Comb Bushmint, Purple top
Hyptis suaveolens / Pignut, Spikenard
Leonotis nepetifolia / Lion's Ear; Ball Bush; Christmas Candlestick
Ocimum campechianum Syn.Ocimun micranthum / Wild Sweet Basil; Pimento Basil;
Salvia caymanensis / Cayman Sage Endemic
Salvia occidentalis / Field Basil; West Indian Sage
Salvia serotina / Chick Weed, Little Woman
Volkameria aculeata /Cat Claw

LAURACEAE
Cassytha filiformis / Old Man Berry
Licaria triandra / Licaria, Pepperleaf Sweetwood
Nectandra coriacea / Sweetwood
Ocotea coriacea Changed to Nectandra coriaceae / Sweetwood
Persea americana / Avocado Pear

LECYTHIDACEAE
Barringtonia asiatica / Barringtonia; Box Fruit; Sea Poison Tree - fruits can float for 2 years or more on ocean currents.

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

CAESALPINIOIDEAE
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

FABOIDEAE
Abrus precatorious / Licorice; John Crow Bead
Aeschynomene americana / Shyleaf
Aeschynomene sensitiva
Alysicarpus vaginalis / White Moneywort
Brya ebenus / West Indian Ebony, Coccus Wood, Jamaican Rain Tree
Cajanus cajan / Congo, Gungo, Pigeon Pea
Canavalia nitida / Horse Bean
Canavalia rosea / Sea Bean
Centrosema virginianum / Lady's Slipper

Clitoria ternatea / Bluebell
Crotalaria incana / Shake Shake
Crotalaria pumila / Low Rattlebox
Crotalaria retusa / Yellow Sweet Pea; Rattlebox
Crotalaria verrucosa / Sweet Pea
Dalbergia brownei / Cocoon; Brown's Indian Rosewood
Dalbergia ecastaphyllum / Coin Vine
Desmodium gangeticium / Tick-Trefoil
Desmodium incanum / Chick Weed
Desmodium tortuosum / Dixie Ticktrefoil
Desmodium triflorum / Threeflower Ticktrefoil
Erythrina velutina / Red Bean Tree
Galactia striata / Forida Hammock Milkpea
Gliricidia sepium / Quickstick; Aaron's Rod [JA]
Indigofera suffruticosa / Wild Indigo
Indigofera tinctoria / Indigo
Lablab purpureus / Bonavist
Macroptilium lathyroides Syn. Phaseolus lathyroides / Wild Dolly
Moghania strobilifera Changed to Flemingia strobilifera / Wild Hops
Mucuna pruriens / Cow-itch
Phaseolus lathyroides Syn. Macroptilium lathyroides
Piscidia piscipula / Dogwood; Fish Poison Tree
Rhynchosia minima / Least Snoutbean
Sesbania grandiflora / Spanish Armada; Picashia
Sesbania sericea
Sophora tomentosa / Micar
Stylosanthes hamata / Lucy Julia; Pencil Flower
Tephrosia cinerea
Tephrosia senna
Teramnus labialis
Vigna luteola / Hairypod Cowpea

MIMOSOIDEAE
Acacia farnesiana / Sweet Acacia
Acacia leptocarpa / Wattle
Adenanthera pavonina / Curly Bean
Calliandra cubensis
Desmanthus virgatus / Ground Tamarind
Leucaena leucocephala / Wild Tamarind; Lead Tree
Mimosa pudica / Shame-face, Sensitive Plant
Pithecellobium unguis-cati / Catclaw-Blackbead

PAPILIONOIDEAE
Christia vespertilionis / Red Butterfly wing
Teramnus uncinatus

LEMNACEAE Also look at ARACEAE
Lemna aequinoctalis / Duck Weed
Lemna obscura

LILIACEAE has been divided between AMARYLLIDACEAE and AGAVACEAE

LOGANIACEAE
Polypremun procubens / Polypremun
Spigelia anthelmia / Loggerhead weed; Pink Weed, Worm Grass

LORANTHACEAE
Dendropemon caymanensis Endemic

LYTHRACEAE
Ammania coccinea
Ammania latifolia / Pink Redstem
Lawsonia inermis / Henna

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