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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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Caesalpinia bonduc CAESALPINIACEAE Cockspur; Grey Nickel
Caesalpinia caymanensis CAESALPINIACEAE
Caesalpinia intermedia CAESALPINIACEAE Cockspur, Yellow Nickel
Caesalpinia wrightiana CAESALPINIACEAE Cockspur, Yellow Nickel
Caesalpinia pulcherrima CAESALPINIACEAE Pride of Barbados; Dwarf Poinciana
Cajanus cajan FABACEAE Congo, Gungo, Pigeon Pea
Cakile lanceolata BRASSICACEAE Coastal Searocket
Calliandra cubensis MIMOSACEAE
Calotropis gigantea ASCLEPIADACEAE Giant Indian Milkweed
Calotropis procera ASCLEPIADACEAE French Cotton, Crown Flower
Calyptranthes pallens MYRTACEAE Bastard Strawberry; Pale Lidflowers
Calyptranthes zuzygium MYRTACEAE Myrtle-of-the-River
Campyloneurum phyllitidis POLYPODIACEAE Long Strap Fern
Canavalia nitida FABACEAE Horse Bean
Canavalia rosea FABACEAE Sea Bean
Canella winterana CANELLACEAE Pepper Cinnamon
Cantharellus cibarius FUNGY Chanterelle
Capparis cynophallophora Changed to Quadrella cynophallophora CAPPARACEAE Headache Bush
Capparis ferruginea CAPPARACEAE Devil Head
Capparis flexuosa Changed to Cynophalla flexuosa CAPPARACEAE Raw Bones; Raw head; Bloody Head
Capraria biflora SCROPHULARIACEAE Goatweed
Capsicum baccatum SOLANACEAE Bird Pepper, Wild Pepper
Cardiospermum corindum SAPINDACEAE [vine]
Cardiospermum halicacabum SAPINDACEAE [vine]
Carica papaya CARICACEAE Pawpaw, papaya
Casearia aculeata SALICACEAE Thom prickle
Casearia guianensis SALICACEAE Wild Coffee
Casearia hirsuta SALICACEAE Wild Coffee
Casearia odorata SALICACEAE
Casearia sylvestris SALICACEAE Wild Coffee
Casearia staffordiae SALICACEAE Endemic GC
Cassia fistula CAESALPINIACEAE Golden Shower
Cassine xylocarpa CELASTRACEAE Wild Calabash
Cassytha filiformis LAURACEAE Old Man Berry
Casuarina equisetifolia CASUARINACEAE Casuarina; Weeping Willow; Australian Pine; Beefwood
Catalpa longissima BIGNONIACEAE Haitian Catalpa
Catesbaea parviflora RUBIACEAE Lily Thorn
Catharanthus roseus APOCYNACEAE Periwinkle; Burying-ground Flower
Cedrela odorata MELIACEAE Cedar
Celtis iguanaea CANNABACEAE Hook Wiss; Iguana Hackberry
Celtis trinervia CANNABACEAE Bastard Fustic
Cenchrus brownii GRAMINEAE
Cenchrus echinatus GRAMINEAE Soft Bur
Cenchrus gracillimus GRAMINEAE Slender Sandbur
Cenchrus incertus GRAMINEAE Burr Grass
Centrogenium setaceum ORCHIDACEAE
Centrosema virginianum FABACEAE Lady's Slipper
Cephalocereus swartzii changed to Pilosocereus royenii CACTACEAE Dildo
Cestrum diurnum marcianum SOLANACEAE Cestrum, Jessamine
Cestrum diurnum venenatum SOLANACEAE Cestrum, Jessamine
Chamaecrista lineata Syn. Chamaecrista clarensis CAESALPINIACEAE
Chamaecrista nicitans CAESALPINIACEAE Wild Shame-face
Chamaecrista sp. CAESALPINIACEAE
Chamaesyce blodgettii Changed to Euphorbia blodgettii EUPHORBIACEAE Limestone Sandmat
Chamaesyce bruntii Changed to Euphorbia bruntii EUPHORBIACEAE Endemic LC
Chamaesyce hirta Changed to Euphorbia hirta EUPHORBIACEAE Dove Weed; Pillpod Sandmat
Chamaesyce hypericifolia Changed to Euphorbia hypericifolia EUPHORBIACEAE Chick Weed;Graceful Sandmat; Graceful Spurge
Chamaesyce lasiocarpa Changed to Euphorbia lasiocarpa EUPHORBIACEAE Roadside Sandmat
Chamaesyce mesembrianthemifolia Changed to Euphorbia mesembryanthemifolia EUPHORBIACEAE Tittie Molly; Coastal Beach Sandmat
Chamaesyce ophthalmica Changed to Euphorbia ophthalmica EUPHORBIACEAE Florida Hammock Sandmat
Chamaesyce prostrata Changed to Euphorbia prostrata EUPHORBIACEAE Prostrate Sandmat
Chamaesyce torralbasii Changed to Euphorbia torralbasii EUPHORBIACEAE
Chascotheca neopeltandra Syn. Chascotheca domingensis PHYLLANTHACEAE
Cheilanthes microphylla POLYPODIACEAE
Chiococca alba RUBIACEAE Snowberry; Milkberry
Chionanthus caymanensis OLEACEAE Ironwood Endemic CB, LC
Chionanthus caymanensis var. caymanensis OLEACEAE Ironwood Endemic GC
Chloris barbata POACEAE Bitter Grass; Swollen Fingergrass
Chloris inflata POACEAE
Chloris petraea POACEAE
Christia vespertilionis PAPILIONOIDEAE Red Butterfly Wing
Chromolaena odorata ASTERACEAE Jack-in-the-Bush
Chrysobalanus icaco CHRYSOBALANACEAE Coco-Plum
Chrysophyllum cainito SAPOTACEAE Star Apple
Cionosicys excisus Changed to Cionosicys guabubu CUCURBITACEAE Duppy Gord, Wild Pumpkin
Cissampelos pareira MENISPERMACEAE Quacori
Cissus microcarpa VITACEAE Pudding Withe, Daffodil
Cissus trifoliata VITACEAE Sorrel Vine, Marine Vine
Cissus verticillata VITACEAE Season Vine, Possum Grape
Citharexylum spinosum VERBENACEAE White Fiddlewood
Citrullus lanatus CURCUBITACEAE Watermelon
Citrus aurantifolia RUTACEAE Lime
Citrus aurantium RUTACEAE Sour Orange, Seville Orange
Citrus paradisi RUTACEAE Grapefruit
Citrus sinensis RUTACEAE Sweet Orange
Cladium jamaicensis CYPERACEAE Cutting Grass; Sawgrass
Cleome procumbens CAPPARACEAE
Cleome spinosa CAPPARACEAE Cat's Whiskers; Spider Flower
Cleome viscosa CLEOMACEAE Asian Spiderflower
Clerodendron aculeatum var. aculeatum VERBENACEAE Changed to Volkameria aculeata LAMIACEAE Prickly Glorybower
Clerodendron aculeatum var. gracile VERBENACEAE Changed to Volkameria aculeata LAMIACEAE Prickly Glorybower
Clitoria ternatea FABACEAE Bluebell
Clusia flava CLUSIACEAE Balsam; Card Gum, Tar Pot
Clusia rosea CLUSIACEAE Balsam; Autograph tree, Pitch Apple
Coccoloba uvifera POLYGONACEAE Sea Grape
Coccothrinax proctorii ARECACEAE Silver Thatch; Thatch Endemic GC, CB, LC
Cocos nucifera ARECACEAE Coconut
Codiaeum variegatum EUPHORBIACEAE Croton
Colubrina arborescens RHAMNACEAE Snake Wood
Colubrina asiatica RHAMNACEAE Asian Nakedwood; Latherleaf
Colubrina cubensis RHAMNACEAE Cajon
Colubrina elliptica RHAMNACEAE Wild Guava
Commelina erecta COMMELINACEAE Water grass
Comocladia dentata ANACARDIACEAE Maiden Plum
Conocarpus erectus COMBRETACEAE Buttonwood
Conyza canadensis Changed to Erigeron canadensis ASTERACEAE Canadian Horse Weed; Canada Fleabane
Consolea macracantha CACTACEAE Prickly Pear Tree
Corchorus aestuans MALVACEAE Jute
Corchorus hirsutus MALVACEAE Jackswitch, Woolly Corchorus
Corchorus siliquosus MALVACEAE Slippery Burr; Widdy Widdy
Cordia brownei BORAGINACEAE Black Sage [JA]
Cordia bullata var. globosa Syn. Cordia globosa var. humilis BORAGINACEAE Black Sage; Butterfly Bush, Wild Sage[JA]
Cordia dentata Changed to Cordia alba BORAGINACEAE
Cordia gerascanthus BORAGINACEAE Spanish Elm
Cordia globosa var. humilis Changed to Cordia bullata var. globosa BORAGINACEAE Black Sage; Butterfly Bush, Wild Sage[JA]
Cordia laevigata BORAGINACEAE Clamcherry
Cordia sebestena var. caymanensis BORAGINACEAE Broadleaf Endemic GC, CB, LC
Crescentia cujete BIGNONIACEAE Gourd Tree; Calabash
Crinum amabile LILIACEAE Giant Lily
Crinum americanum LILIACEAE Seven Sisters
Crinum zeylanicum LILIACEAE Ceylon Swamplily, Milk-&-Wine Lily
Crossopetalum caymanense Changed to Crossopetalum uragoga CELASTRACEAE Crossopetalum, Snake Berry Endemic GC, CB*
Crossopetalum rhacoma CELASTRACEAE Snake Berry; Tobacco Berry; Wild Tobacco
Crossopetalum uragoga CELASTRACEAE Crossopetalum, Snake Berry Endemic GC, CB*
Crotalaria incana FABACEAE Shake Shake
Crotalaria pumila FABACEAE Low Rattlebox
Crotalaria retusa FABACEAE Yellow Sweet Pea; Rattlebox
Crotalaria verrucosa FABACEAE Blue Sweet Pea
Croton flavens EUPHORBIACEAE Yellow Balsam
Croton linearis EUPHORBIACEAE Rosemary
Croton lobatus Changed to Astraea lobata EUPHORBIACEAE
Croton lucidus Changed to Croton glabellus EUPHORBIACEAE Basket Hoop
Croton nitens EUPHORBIACEAE Wild Cinnamon
Croton rosmarinoides EUPHORBIACEAE
Croton sp.
Cryptostegia grandiflora ASCLEPIADACEAE Purple Allamanda; Palay Rubbervine [US]; India-rubber Vine [JA]
Cucumis anguria CURCUBITACEAE Wild Cucumber
Cucurbita pepo CURCUBITACEAE Pumpkin
Cyanthillium cinereum Syn. Vernonia cinerea ASTERACEAE / Little Ironweed
Cyclopogon cranichoides Syn. Spiranthes cranichoides. ORCHIDACEAE
Cyclopogon elatus Syn. Spiranthes elatus ORCHIDACEAE
Cynanchum angustifolium ASCLEPIADACEAE Changed to Seutera angustifolia APOCYNACEAE Gulf Coast Swallowwort
Cynanchum picardae APOCYNACEAE Syn. Metastelma picardae ASCLEPIADACEAE
Cynodon dactylon POACEAE Bermuda Grass; Bahama Grass
Cyperus brevifolius CYPERACEAE
Cyperus elegans CYPERACEAE Royal Flatsedge
Cyperus filiformis CYPERACEAE
Cyperus floridanus CYPERACEAE Florida Flatsedge
Cyperus ligularis CYPERACEAE Cutting Grass; Swamp Flatsedge
Cyperus peruvianus CYPERACEAE
Cyperus planifolious CYPERACEAE Cutting Grass
Cyperus polystachyos CYPERACEAE Manyspike Flatsedge
Cyperus rotundus CYPERACEAE Nut Grass
Cyrtopodium punctatum ORCHIDACEAE

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