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

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Abelmoschus esculentus MALVACEAE Okra
Abildgaardia ovata CYPERACEAE
Abrus precatorius FABACEAE Licorice; John Crow Bead
Abutilon permolle MALVACEAE
Acacia farnesiana MIMOSACEAE Sweet Acacia
Acacia leptocarpa MIMOSACEAE Wattle
Acacia melanoxylon MIMOSACEAE
Acalypha alopecuroidea EUPHORBIACEAE
Acetabularia crenulata POLYPHYSACEAE Mermaid’s Wine glasses
Achyranthes aspera
Syn. Achyranthes indica AMARANTHACEAE Devil's Horsewhip
Acrostichum aureum POLYPODIACEAE Changed to PTERIDACEAE
Acrostichum danaeifolium POLYPODIACEAE Changed to PTERIDACEAE Swamp Fern
Adelia ricinella EUPHORBIACEAE Wild Lime
Adenanthera pavonina MIMOSACEAE Curly Bean
Aegiphila caymanensis LAMIACEAE Endemic GC*
Aegiphila elata LAMIACEAE Spirit Vine
Aegiphila sp. LAMIACEAE
Aeschynomene americana FABACEAE Shyleaf
Aeschynomene sensitiva FABACEAE
Agalinis kingsii SCROPHULARIACEAE Endemic GC
Agave sisalana AGAVACEAE Sisal
Agave caymanensis AGAVACEAE Corato; Maypole
Ageratum littorale ASTERACEAE Cape Sable Whiteweed
Ageratum conyzoides ASTERACEAE (New)
Aleurites moluccana EUPHORBIACEAE Candlenut
Allophylus cominia var. caymanensis SAPINDACEAE Christmas Berry Endemic GC, CB
Aloe vera LILIACEAE Bitter Aloes; Sempervirens
Alternanthera sessilis AMARANTHACEAE Sessile Joyweed
Alvaradoa amorphoides SIMAROUBACEAE [PICRAMNIACEAE] Wild Spanish Armada
Alysicarpus vaginalis FABACEAE White Moneywort
Amaranthus crassipes AMARANTHACEAE Spreading Amaranth
Amaranthus dubius AMARANTHACEAE Spleen Amaranth
Amaranthus viridis AMARANTHACEAE Calalu
Ambrosia hispida ASTERACEAE Geranium; Running Woodworm
Ammania coccinea LYTHRACEAE Pink Redstem
Ammania latifolia LYTHRACEAE Pink Redstem
Amyris elemifera RUTACEAE Candlewood
Anacardium occidentale ANACARDIACEAE Cashew
Andropogon glomeratus POACEAE Bushy Bluestem
Anemia adiantifolia SCHIZAEACEAE
Annona glabra ANNONACEAE Pond Apple
Annona muricata ANNONACEAE Soursop
Annona reticulata ANNONACEAE Custard Apple; Bullock's Heart
Annona squamosa ANNONACEAE Sweetsop; Sugar Apple
Anredera vesicaria syn.Anredera leptostachys BASELLACEAE Texas Madeiravine
Anthephora hermaphrodita POACEAE Zoysia Grass
Antigonon leptopus POLYGONACEAE Coralilla, Coralita
Antirhea lucida Changed to Stenostomum lucidum RUBIACEAE Antirhea
Argemone mexicana PAPAVERACEAE Thistle; Thom Thistle
Argusia gnaphalodes BORAGINACEAE Lavender; Sea-lavender
Argythamnia proctorii EUPHORBIACEAE - SUBFAMILY; EUPHORBIOIDEAE Endemic GC, CB, LC
Artocarpus altilis MORACEAE Breadfruit
Artocarpus heterophyllus MORACEAE Jackfruit
Arundo donax POACEAE Giant Reed
Asclepias curassavica ASCLEPIADACEAE Red Top; Hippa Cassini
Aster subulatus Michx. var. cubensis (DC.) Shinners, Syn. Aster exilis Syn. Symphyotrichum divaricatum ASTERACEAE Annual Saltmarsh Aster; Slim Aster
Astraea lobata Changed to Croton lobatus EUPHORBIACEAE
Astrocasia tremula PHYLLANTHACEAE
Asystasia gangetica ACANTHACEAE Bermuda Primrose
Atriplex pentandra CHENOPODIACEAE Crested Saltbush
Avicennia germinans AVICENNIACEAE Black Mangrove
Axonopus compressus POACEAE Carpet Grass
Azadirachta indica MELIACEAE Neem Tree

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