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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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MALPIGHIACEAE
Bunchosia media / Bunchosia
Malpighia cubensis / Lady Hair
Malpighia emarginata / Barbados Cherry

MALVACEAE
Abutilon permolle
Abelmoschus esculentus
Bastardia viscosa
Corchorus aestuans / Jute
Corchorus hirsutus / Jackswitch, Woolly Corchorus
Corchorus siliquosus / Slippery Burr; Widdy Widdy
Gossypium barbadense / Sea-island Cotton, Long-staple Cotton
Gossypium hirsutum / Wild Cotton; Short-staple cotton
Guazuma tomentosa Changed to Guazuma ulmifolia Ba'cedar
Herissantia crispa / Bladdermallow
Hibiscus clypeatus / Congo Mahoe
Hibiscus elatus / Blue Mahoe
Hibiscus lavateroides
Hibiscus pernambucensis
Hibiscus tiliaceus / Seaside Mahoe
Hibiscus rosa-sinesis / Hibiscus
Hibiscus sabdariffa / Sorrel
Kosteletzkya pentasperma
Malachra alceifolius / Wild Okra
Malvastrum americanum
Malvaviscus arboreus var. cubensis Changed to Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus / Mahoe; Turks Cap Mallow
Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus / Sleeping Hibiscus, Pepper Hibiscus
Malvastrum corchorifolium / False Mallow
Malvastrum coromandelianum / Threelobe False Mallow
Sida acuta / Broomweed
Sida ciliaris / Bracted Fanpetal; Fringed Fanpetals
Sida cordifolia / Llima
Sida glutinosa
Sida spinosa / Prickly Fanpetals
Sida urens / Tropical Fanpetals
Thespesia populnea / Plopnut; Plopnut
Triumfetta lappula / Bur-weed; Grandcousin
Triumfetta semitriloba / Bur-weed
Urena sinuata / Burr Mallow
Wissadula fadyenii

MELIACEAE
Azadirachta indica / Neem Tree
Cedrela odorata / Cedar
Melia azederach / Lilac; Chinaberry
Swietenia mahagoni / Mahogany
Trichilia glabra / Bastard Mahogany
Trichilia havanensis
Trichilia hirta / Broomstick; Red Cedar Rare; First record for the Cayman Islands

MENISPERMACEAE
Cissampelos pareira / Quacori

MENYANTHACEAE
Nymphoides indica / Water Snowflake

The family LEGUMINOSEA 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

MIMOSOIDEAE see LEGUMINOSAE
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

MORACEAE
Artocarpus altilis / Breadfruit
Artocarpus heterophyllus / Jackfruit
Ficus aurea / Wild Fig; Strangler Fig
Ficus benjamina / "Ficus"; Weeping Fig
Ficus carica / Edible Fig
Ficus citrifolia / Wild Fig; Barren Fig; Shortleaf Fig
Maclura tinctoria / Fustic

MORINGACEAE
Moringa oleifera / Maronga, Horseradish Tree

MUSACEAE
Musa sapientum Changed to Musa × paradisiaca / Banana

MUTINGIACEAE
Mutingia calabura / Jamaica Cherry

MYCOSYRINGACEAE
Mykosyrinx cissi

MYOPORACEAE
Bontia daphnoides / White-Alling

MYRICACEAE
Myrica cerifera / Bayberry; Wax Myrtle

MYRSINACEAE Also see PRIMULACEAE
Myrsine acrantha Changed to Rapanea acrantha PRIMULACEAE

MYRTACEAE
Calyptranthes pallens / Bastard Strawberry; Pale Lidflowers
Calyptranthes zuzygium / Myrtle-of-the-River
Eugenia axillaris / Strawberry; White Stopper
Eugenia biflora
Eugenia foetida / Spanish Stopper; Box Leaf Eugenia
Eugenia sp.
Eugenia uniflora / Surinam Cherry
Myrcianthes fragrans / Cherry; Twinberry
Melaleuca quinquenervia / Swamp Paper, Punktree
Pimenta dioica / Pimento; Allspice
Psidium guajava / Guava
Syzygium jambos / Rose Apple

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