University of Hawaii Botany Department

Images and Descriptions of Flowering Plant Families

Alphabetical Listing

This is an integrated alphabetical listing of families as circumscribed by Arthur Cronquist (1981), Judd et al. (2002), and the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, APGII (2003). The 146 families that are circumscribed essentially the same in all three works are designated "C, J, and APGII" in the table.  Family treatments are otherwise designated "C" for Cronquist,  "J" for Judd et al., or APGII, as appropriate. Although the family circumscriptions differ in specific instances, the total number of families that accommodate the genera presented on this site is remarkably similar in all three systems of classification C = 232, J = 234, and APGII (with optional families included) = 233.  The treatment preferred by APGII (without optional families) is somewhat more conservative at 212 families (for the plants on this site).

Select a family from the tables for information and photos. 

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Gerald D. Carr

Modified: October 30, 2005


Dicot Families Monocot Families

DICOTS

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T-Z

Acanthaceae

c, J, apgii

Aceraceae

c

Achariaceae

j, apgii

Adoxaceae

j, apgii

Aizoaceae

c, J, apgii

Altingiaceae

j, apgii

Amaranthaceae

c

Amaranthaceae

j, apgii

Anacardiaceae

c, J, apgii

Annonaceae

c, J, apgii

Apiaceae

c, apgii

Apiaceae

j

Apocynaceae

c

Apocynaceae

j, apgii

Aquifoliaceae

c, J, apgii

Araliaceae

c, apgii

Aristolochiaceae

c, J, apgii

Asclepiadaceae

c

Asteraceae

c, J, apgii

Balanophoraceae

c, J, apgii

Balsaminaceae

c, J, apgii

Basellaceae

c, J, apgii

Bataceae

c, J, apgii

Begoniaceae

c, J, apgii

Berberidaceae

c, J, apgii

Betulaceae

c, J, apgii

Bignoniaceae

c, J, apgii

Bixaceae

c, J

Bixaceae apgii

Bombacaceae

c

Boraginaceae

c

Boraginaceae

j

Boraginaceae apgii

Brassicaceae

c

Brassicaceae

j, APGII

Buddlejaceae

c, J

Burseraceae

c, J, apgii

Buxaceae

c

Buxaceae

j, apgii

Cactaceae

c, J, apgii

Caesalpiniaceae

c

Calycanthaceae

c, J, apgii

Campanulaceae

c, J

Campanulaceae Apgii

Cannabaceae

c, J

Cannabaceae apgii

Capparaceae

c

Caprifoliaceae

c

Caprifoliaceae

j

Caprifoliaceae apgii
Cardiopteridaceae Apgii

Caricaceae

c, J, apgii

Caryophyllaceae

c, J, apgii

Casuarinaceae

c, J, apgii

Cecropiaceae

c, J

Celastraceae

c, apgii

Celastraceae

j

Celtidaceae

j

Ceratophyllaceae

c, J, APGII

Chenopodiaceae

c

Chloranthaceae

c, J, APGII

Chrysobalanaceae

c, J

Chrysobalanaceae apgii

Cistaceae

c, J, apgii

Clusiaceae

c, J

Clusiaceae apgii

Cneoraceae

c

Cochlospermaceae apgii optional

Combretaceae

c, J, apgii

Connaraceae

c, J, apgii

Convolvulaceae

c

Convolvulaceae

j, apgii

Coriariaceae

c, J, apgii

Cornaceae

c, J, apgii

Corynocarpaceae

c, J, apgii

Crassulaceae

c, J, apgii

Cucurbitaceae

c, J, apgii

Cunoniaceae

c, J, apgii

Cuscutaceae

c

Dichapetalaceae

c, J, apgii optional

Didiereaceae

c, J, apgii

Dilleniaceae

c, J, apgii

Dipsacaceae

c, apgii optional

Droseraceae

c, J, apgii

Ebenaceae

c, J, apgii

Elaeagnaceae

c, J, apgii

Elaeocarpaceae

c, J, apgii

Epacridaceae

c

Ericaceae

c

Ericaceae

j, apgii

Erythroxylaceae

c, J, apgii optional

Escalloniaceae apgii

Eucommiaceae

c, J, apgii

Euphorbiaceae

c

Euphorbiaceae

j, apgii

Fabaceae

c

Fabaceae

j, apgii

Fagaceae

c, J, apgii

Flacourtiaceae

c

Fouquieriaceae

c, J, apgii

Fumariaceae

c, apgii optional

Garryaceae

c, J, apgii

Gentianaceae

c

Gentianaceae

j, apgii

Geraniaceae

c, J, apgii

Gesneriaceae

c, J, apgii

Globulariaceae

c, J

Goodeniaceae

c, J, apgii

Gratiolaceae Recently proposed

Grossulariaceae

c

Grossulariaceae

j, apgii

Gunneraceae

c, J, apgii

Haloragaceae

c, J, apgii

Hamamelidaceae

c

Hamamelidaceae

j, apgii

Hernandiaceae

c, J, apgii

Hippocastanaceae

c

Hippuridaceae

c

Hydrangeaceae

c, J, apgii

Hydroleaceae J, APGII

Hydrophyllaceae

c

Hypericaceae apgii

Icacinaceae

C, J

Illiciaceae

c, J, apgii optional

Juglandaceae

c, J, apgii

Lamiaceae

c

Lamiaceae

j, apgii

Lauraceae

c, J, apgii

Lecythidaceae

c, J, apgii

Leeaceae

c, J

Lennoaceae

c, J

Lentibulariaceae

c, J, apgii

Limnanthaceae

c, J, apgii

Linaceae

c, J,apgii

Linderniaceae Recently proposed
Linnaeaceae apgii optional

Loasaceae

c, J, apgii

Lobeliaceae apgii

Loganiaceae

c

Loganiaceae

j, APGii

Loranthaceae

c, J, apgii

Lythraceae

c

Lythraceae

 j, apgii

Maesaceae recently proposed

Magnoliaceae

c, J, apgii

Malpighiaceae

c, J, apgii

Malvaceae

c

Malvaceae

j, apgii

Marcgraviaceae

c, J, apgii

Melastomataceae

c, J, apgii

Meliaceae

c, J, apgii

Melianthaceae C, J, apgii

Menispermaceae

c, J, apgii

Menyanthaceae

c, J, apgii

Mimosaceae

c

Molluginaceae

c, J, apgii

Monotropaceae

c

Moraceae

c, J, apgii

Moringaceae

c, J, apgii

Muntingiaceae

J, apgii

Myoporaceae

c, J

Myricaceae

c, J, apgii

Myristicaceae

c, J, apgii

Myrsinaceae

c, J, apgii

Myrtaceae

c, J, apgii

Nelumbonaceae

c, J, apgII

Nepenthaceae

c, J, apgii

Nyctaginaceae

c, J, apgii

Nymphaeaceae

c, J, apgii

Ochnaceae

c, J, apgii

Olacaceae

c

"Olacaceae"

j, apgii

Oleaceae

c, J, apgii

Onagraceae

c, J, apgii

Orobanchaceae

c

Orobanchaceae

j, apgii

Oxalidaceae

c, J, apgii

Paeoniaceae

c, J, apgii

Papaveraceae

c

Papaveraceae J
Papaveraceae apgii

Passifloraceae

c, J

Passifloraceae apgii

Pedaliaceae

c, J, apgii

Petiveriaceae J
Phrymaceae apgii

Phyllanthaceae

j, apgii

Phytolaccaceae

c, apgii

Phytolaccaceae J

Piperaceae

c, J, apgii

Pittosporaceae

c, J, apgii

Plantaginaceae

c

Plantaginaceae

j

Plantaginaceae apgii

Platanaceae

c, J, apgii optional

Plumbaginaceae

c, J, apgii

Polemoniaceae

c, J, apgii

Polygalaceae

c, J, apgii

Polygonaceae

c, J, apgii

Portulacaceae

c

"Portulacaceae"

j, apgii

Primulaceae

c, J, apgii

Proteaceae

c, J

Proteaceae apgii

Punicaceae

c

Pyrolaceae

c

Rafflesiaceae

c, J, apgii

Ranunculaceae

c, J, apgii

Resedaceae

c, J, apgii

Rhamnaceae

c, J, apgii

Rhizophoraceae

c, J

Rhizophoraceae apgii

Rosaceae

c, J, apgii

Rubiaceae

c, J, apgii

Rutaceae

c, apgii

Rutaceae

j

Salicaceae

c

Salicaceae

j, apgii

Santalaceae

c

"Santalaceae"

j

Santalaceae apgII

Sapindaceae

c

Sapindaceae

j, apgii

Sapotaceae

c, J, apgii

Sarcolaenaceae

c, J, apgii

Sarraceniaceae

c, J, apgii

Saururaceae

c, J, apgii

Saxifragaceae

c, J, apgii

Schisandraceae APGII

Scrophulariaceae

c

Scrophulariaceae

j

Scrophulariaceae apgii

Simaroubaceae

c, J, apgii

Simmondsiaceae

j, apgii

Solanaceae

c, J, apgii

Sonneratiaceae

c

Sterculiaceae

c

Strasburgeriaceae

j

Stylidiaceae

c, J, apgii

Styracaceae

c, J, apgii

Surianaceae

c, J, apgii

Tamaricaceae

c, J, apgii

Theaceae

c, J, apgii

Theophrastaceae

c, J, apgii

Thymelaeaceae

c, J, apgii

Tiliaceae

c

Tropaeolaceae

c, J, apgii

Turneraceae

c, J, apgii optional

Ulmaceae

c

Ulmaceae

j, apgii

Urticaceae

c, J

Urticaceae apgii

Valerianaceae

c, apgii optional

Verbenaceae

c

Verbenaceae

j, apgii

Violaceae

c, J, apgii

Viscaceae

c, J

Vitaceae

c, J

Vitaceae apgii

Winteraceae

c, J, apgii

Zygophyllaceae

c, J, apgii

 

MONOCOTS

A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, J, L, M-Z

 

Agapanthaceae

j, apgii optional

Agavaceae

c

Agavaceae

j, apgii optional

Alismataceae

c, J, apgii

Alliaceae

j

Alliaceae apgii

Aloeaceae

c

Alstroemeriaceae

j, apgii

Amaryllidaceae

j, apgii optional

Anthericaceae

j

Araceae

c

Araceae

j, apgii

Arecaceae

c, J apgii

Asparagaceae

j

Asparagaceae apgii

Asphodelaceae

j, apgii optional

Asteliaceae

j, apgii

Bromeliaceae

c, J, apgii

Burmanniaceae

c, J, apgii

Calochortaceae

j

Cannaceae

c, J, apgii

Colchicaceae

j

Colchicaceae apgii

Commelinaceae

c, J, apgii

Costaceae

c, J, apgii

Cyanastraceae

c

Cyclanthaceae

c, J, apgii

Cyperaceae

c, J, apgii

Dioscoreaceae

c, J, apgii

Eriocaulaceae

c, J, apgii

Flagellariaceae

c, J, apgii

Haemodoraceae

c, J, apgii

Hanguanaceae

c, J, apgii

Heliconiaceae

c, J, apgii

Hemerocallidaceae

j, Apgii optional

Hesperocallidaceae

j, apgii optional

Hyacinthaceae

j, apgii optional

Hydrocharitaceae

c, J, apgii

Hypoxidaceae

j, apgii

Iridaceae

c, J, apgii

Joinvilleaceae

c, J, apgii

Juncaceae

c, J, apgii

Juncaginaceae

c, J, apgii

Laxmanniaceae

j, apgii optional

Lemnaceae

c

Liliaceae

c

Liliaceae

j

Liliaceae apgii

Marantaceae

c, J, apgii

Melanthiaceae

j

Melanthiaceae apgii

Musaceae

c, J, apgii

Orchidaceae

c, J, apgii

Pandanaceae

c, J, apgii

Poaceae

c, J, apgii

Pontederiaceae

c, J, apgii

Potamogetonaceae

c, J, apgii

Restionaceae

c, J, apgii

Ruscaceae

j, apgii optional

Smilacaceae

c, J, apgii

Strelitziaceae

c, J, apgii

Taccaceae

c, J, apgii

Tecophilaeaceae

j, apgii

Themidaceae

j, apgII optional

Trilliaceae

j

Typhaceae

c, J, apgii

"Uvulariaceae"

j

Xanthorrhoeaceae

c, J

Xanthorrhoeaceae apgii

Zingiberaceae

c, J, apgii


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