List of trees and shrubs by taxonomic family

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The following is a list of widely known trees and shrubs. Taxonomic families for the following trees and shrubs are listed in alphabetical order, likewise the genera and closely related species. The list currently includes 1351 species.




Araucariaceae: monkey-puzzle family[edit]

Cupressaceae: cypress family[edit]

Pinaceae: pine family[edit]

Podocarpaceae: podocarp family[edit]

Sciadopityaceae: umbrella pine family[edit]

Taxaceae: yew family[edit]


Cycadaceae: cycad family[edit]

Maidenhair trees[edit]

Ginkgoaceae: maidenhair family[edit]



Aceraceae: maple family[edit]

Agavaceae: agave family[edit]

Anacardiaceae: cashew family[edit]

Annonaceae: custard apple family[edit]

Apocynaceae: dogbane family[edit]

Aquifoliaceae: holly family[edit]

Araliaceae: ginseng family[edit]

Arecaceae: palm family[edit]

Asphodelaceae: asphodel family[edit]

Asteraceae: composite family[edit]

Berberidaceae: barberry family[edit]

Betulaceae: birch family[edit]

Bignoniaceae: trumpet creeper family[edit]

Bombacaceae: bombax family[edit]

Boraginaceae: borage family[edit]

Burseraceae: bursera family[edit]

Buxaceae: box family[edit]

Canellaceae: wild cinnamon family[edit]

Cannabaceae: hemp family[edit]

Capparidaceae: caper family[edit]

Caprifoliaceae: honeysuckle family[edit]

Caricaceae: papaya family[edit]

Casuarinaceae: casuarina family[edit]

Celastraceae: bittersweet family[edit]

Cercidiphyllaceae: katsura family[edit]

Chrysobalanaceae: coco plum family[edit]

Clusiaceae: St. John’s wort family[edit]

Combretaceae: combretum family[edit]

Cornaceae: dogwood family[edit]

Cyrillaceae: titi family[edit]

Davidsoniaceae: Davidson’s plum family[edit]

Ebenaceae: ebony family[edit]

Elaeagnaceae: oleaster family[edit]

Ericaceae: heath family[edit]

Euphorbiaceae: spurge family[edit]

Fabaceae: legume family (peas)[edit]

Fagaceae: beech family[edit]

Grossulariaceae: gooseberry family[edit]

Hamamelidaceae: witch hazel family[edit]

Hippocastanaceae: buckeye family[edit]

Illiciaceae: anise-tree family[edit]

Juglandaceae: walnut family[edit]

Lauraceae: laurel family[edit]

Lecythidaceae: lecythis family[edit]

Lythraceae: loosestrife family[edit]

Magnoliaceae: magnolia family[edit]

Malpighiaceae: malpighia family[edit]

Malvaceae: mallow family[edit]

Melastomataceae: melastome family[edit]

Meliaceae: mahogany family[edit]

Moraceae: mulberry family[edit]

Moringaceae: moringa family[edit]

Muntingiaceae: strawberry-tree family[edit]

Myoporaceae: myoporum family[edit]

Myricaceae: bayberry family[edit]

Myrsinaceae: myrsine family[edit]

Myrtaceae: myrtle family[edit]

Nothofagaceae: southern beech family[edit]

Nyctaginaceae: four o’clock family[edit]

Nyssaceae: sourgum family[edit]

Olacaceae: olax family[edit]

Oleaceae: olive family[edit]

Oxalidaceae: wood sorrel family[edit]

Pandanaceae: screwpine family[edit]

Papaveraceae: poppy family[edit]

Phyllanthaceae: gooseberry tree family[edit]

Pittosporaceae: pittosporum family[edit]

Platanaceae: sycamore family[edit]

Poaceae: grass family[edit]

Polygonaceae: knotweed family[edit]

Proteaceae: protea family[edit]

Punicaceae: pomegranate family[edit]

Rhamnaceae: buckthorn family[edit]

Rhizophoraceae: mangrove family[edit]

Rosaceae: rose family[edit]

Rubiaceae: madder family[edit]

Rutaceae: citrus family[edit]

Salicaceae: willow family[edit]

Sapindaceae: soapberry family[edit]

Sapotaceae: sapodilla family[edit]

Simaroubaceae: quassia family[edit]

Solanaceae: nightshade family[edit]

Staphyleaceae: bladdernut family[edit]

Sterculiaceae: sterculia family[edit]

Strelitziaceae: bird-of-paradise family[edit]

Styracaceae: storax family[edit]

Surianaceae: bay cedar family[edit]

Symplocaceae: sweetleaf family[edit]

Tamaricaceae: tamarisk family[edit]

Theaceae: tea family[edit]

Theophrastaceae: theophrasta family[edit]

thymelaeaceae: mezereum family[edit]

Tiliaceae: basswood family[edit]

Ulmaceae: elm family[edit]

Verbenaceae: verbena family[edit]