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Scientific Checklist

Click any of the family names below to view a checklist of North Carolina tree species in that family.


Aceraceae - Maple Family

Celastraceae - Bittersweet Family Magnoliaceae - Magnolia Family

Sapotaceae - Sapodilla Family

Adoxaceae - Moschatel Family

Clethraceae - Sweet-Pepperbush Family

Malvaceae - Mallow Family

Scrophulariaceae - Figwort Family
Altingiaceae - Sweet-gum Family

Cornaceae - Dogwood Family

Meliaceae - Mahogany Family Simaroubaceae - Quassia-wood Family
Anacardiaceae - Cashew Family Cyrillaceae - Titi Family Moraceae - Mulberry Family Staphyleaceae - Bladdernut Family
Annonaceae - Custard Apple Family Ebenaceae - Ebony Family Myricaceae - Bayberry Family Sterculiaceae - Cacao Family
Apocynaceae - Dogbane Family Ericaceae - Heath Family Nyssaceae - Dogwood, Tupelo Family Styracaceae - Storax, Snowbell Family
Aquifoliaceae - Holly Family Euphorbiaceae - Spurge Family Oleaceae - Olive Family Symplocaceae - Sweetleaf Family
Araliaceae - Ginseng Family Fabaceae - Pea, Legume Family

Platanaceae - Planetree Family

Tamaricaceae - Tamarisk Family
Arecaceae - Palm Family Fagaceae - Beech Family Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn Family Theaceae - Tea Family
Asteraceae - Aster Family Hamamelidaceae - Witch-Hazel Family Rosaceae - Rose Family Tiliaceae - Linden Family
Betulaceae - Birch Family Hippocastanaceae - Horse Chestnut, Soapberry Family Rubiaceae - Madder Family Ulmaceae - Elm, Hackberry Family
Bignoniaceae - Trumpet-creeper Family Juglandaceae - Walnut Family Rutaceae - Rue, Citrus Family Verbenaceae - Verbena Family
Cannabaceae - Hemp Family Lauraceae - Laurel Family Salicaceae - Willow Family  
Caprifoliaceae - Honeysuckle Family Lythraceae - Loosestrife Family

Sapindaceae - Soapberry Family



Cupressaceae - Redwood and Cypress Family Ginkgoaceae - Maidenhair Tree Family Pinaceae - Pine Family


References for charts


An X in a column means the source uses the name as the accepted name.

An S means the source uses the name as a synonym.

An E indicates an Exotic species.

  Accepted names are highlighted and linked to the herbarium specimen images. Synonyms are indented under accepted names.
AW Weakley, A.S., Unpublished draft of 1998. Flora of the Carolinas and Virginia. Chapel Hill. Available from the author.

RAB Radford, A. E., H. F. Ahles and C. R. Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.

FNA Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico, vol. 2. Oxford
University Press: New York, Oxford.

JK Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A Synonymized Checklist and Atlas with Biological Attributes for the Vascular Flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. First Edition. In: Kartesz, J.T., and C.A. Meacham. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC.

SC Townsend, Johnny (coordinator). Undated. South Carolina Plant Atlas. http://cricket.biol.sc.edu/herb/




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