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Trees

# Family Scientific Name Common Name Habitatz Regionz
1 Altingiaceae Liquidamber styraciflua American Sweetgum Moist to wet hammocks, bluff forests, and floodplain forests Frequent; northern cos. South to central peninsula
2 Annonaceae Annona glabra Pond Apple Swamps Occasional; Brevard, Highlands, and Manatee Cos. Southward
3 Aquifoliaceae Ilex cassine Dahoon Holly Flatwoods, wet hammocks, swamps, and pond margins Common; nearly throughout
4 Aquifoliaceae Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly Hammocks, swamps, flatwoods, and dunes Frequent; Northern cos. South to central peninsula
5 Burseraceae Bursera simaruba Gumbo-Limbo, Tourist Tree Coastal hammocks and shell middens Occasional; central and southern peninsula
6 Canellaceae Canella winterana Cinnamon Bark Tropical hammocks Rare; Collier, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Cos.
7 Celtidaceae Celtis laevigata Sugarberry; Hackberry Floodplain forests Frequent; nearly throughout
8 Clusiaceae Clusia rosea Pitch Apple Hammocks Rare; Miami-Dade Co. and Monroe Co. keys
9 Combretaceae Conocarpus erectus Buttonwood Tidal swamps Frequent; central and southern peninsula
10 Combretaceae Conocarpus erectus var. sericeus Silver Buttonwood
11 Cornaceae Cornus foemina Swamp Dogwood Wet hammocks and floodplain forests Frequent; nearly throughout
12 Cupressaceae Juniperus virginiana Southern Red Cedar Hammocks, coastal beaches, shell mounds Frequent; northern cos. South to central peninsula, Miami-Dade Co.
13 Cupressaceae Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress Lakes, swamps, floodplains, and along streams Common; nearly throughout
14 Fabaceae Acacia choriophylla Cinnecord; Tamarindillo Rocky Pinelands Rare; Miami-Dade Co. and Monroe Co. keys
15 Fabaceae Acacia farnesiana Sweet Acacia Shell middens, coastal hammocks, pinelands, and disturbed sites Occasional; central and southern peninsula, Franklin, Bay and Escambia Cos.
16 Fabaceae Lysiloma latisiliquum Wild Tamarind Pinelands, hammocks, and coastal strands Occasional; Collier, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Cos.
17 Fagaceae Quercus laurifolia Laurel Oak; Diamond Oak Floodplain forests, wet to dry hammocks Common; nearly throughout
18 Fagaceae Quercus myrtifolia Myrtle Oak Sandhills, oak scrub, flatwoods, coastal dunes Common; nearly throughout
19 Fagaceae Quercus shumardii Shumard’s Oak Wet, rocky hammocks and floodplain forests Occasional; northern peninsula south to Citrus and Volusia cos., west to central panhandle
20 Fagaceae Quercus virginiana Live Oak Moist to wet hammocks and maritime hammocks Frequent; nearly throughout
21 Juglandaceae Carya glabra Pignut Hickory Dry to mesic hammocks Frequent; northern cos. South to central peninsula
22 Lauraceae Persea borbonia Redbay Wet to dry hammocks Frequent; nearly throughout
23 Magnoliaceae Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia Wet to mesic hammocks, rarely dunes Frequent; northern cos. South to central peninsula
24 Magnoliaceae Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Wet hammocks, bayheads, swamps, and bogs Common; nearly throughout
25 Malvaceae Tilia americana var. caroliniana Carolina Basswood Moist hammocks Frequent; northern cos. South to central peninsula
26 Meliaceae Swietenia mahogani West Indian Mahogany Coastal hammocks Rare; Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Cos.
27 Myricaceae Myrica cerifera Southern Wax Myrtle Hammocks, swamps, cypress domes, flatwoods, upland mixed forests, and fresh to slightly brackish marshes Common; nearly throughout
28 Myrtaceae Calyptranthes pallens Spicewood, Pale Lid-flower Hammocks Occasional; Miami-Dade Co. and Monroe Co. keys
29 Myrtaceae Eugenia axillaris White Stopper Coastal hammocks, rarely inland Frequent; central and southern peninsula
30 Myrtaceae Eugenia confusa Redberry Stopper Tropical hammocks Rare Martin and Miami-Dade Cos., Monroe Co. keys
31 Myrtaceae Eugenia foetida Spanish Stopper Coastal hammocks and dunes Frequent; central and southern peninsula
32 Nyctaginaceae Guapira discolor Blolly Tropical hammocks and pinelands Occasional; Brevard Co. southward
33 Pinaceae Pinus elliottii var. densa South Florida Slash Pine Flatwoods Common; nearly throughout
34 Platanaceae Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore Floodplain forests Occasional; northern cos., Lee Co. where introduced
35 Polygonaceae Coccoloba diversifolia Pigeon Plum Tropical coastal hammocks Occasional; Brevard and Lee cos. southward
36 Polygonaceae Coccoloba uvifera Sea Grape Coastal hammocks and beach strands Frequent; central and southern peninsula
37 Rosaceae Crataegus michauxii Michaux’s Hawthorn Sandhills, dry hammocks and scrub Common; northern cos. South to central peninsula
38 Rutaceae Zanthoxylum fagara Wild Lime Hammocks Frequent; central and southern peninsula
39 Sapindaceae Acer rubrum Red Maple Floodplain forests and swamps Frequent; Nearly throughout
40 Sapotaceae Chrysophyllum oliviforme Satinleaf Hammocks and pinelands Occasional; Brevard Co. southward
41 Simaroubaceae Simarouba glauca Paradise Tree, Bitterwood Coastal hammocks Rare; Brevard Co. southward along the east coast, southern peninsula
42 Ulmaceae Ulmus alata Winged Elm Moist to wet hammocks Occasional; northern cos. South to Pasco Co.
43 Ulmaceae Ulmus americana var. floridana American Elm Floodplain forests Frequent; northern cos. South to central peninsula, Collier Co.
44 Verbenaceae Citharexylum spinosum Fiddlewood Pinelands and hammocks Occasional; Brevard Co. southward along east coast, southern peninsula
45 Zygophyllaceae Guaiacum sanctum Lignum vitae Hammocks Rare; Monroe Co. Keys where native, Miami-Dade Co. where escaped from cultivation

zHabitat and Region as described by Wunderlin, 2003