List of Trees of Trinidad and Tobago

 

Family: Anacardiaceae
Family: Acanthaceae
Family: Annonaceae
Family: Araliaceae
Family: Avicenniaceae
Family: Bignoniaceae
Family: Bixaceae
Family: Bombacaceae
Family: Boraginaceae
Family: Burseraceae
Family: Combretaceae
Family: Dilleniaceae
Family: Ebenaceae
Family: Erythroxylaceae
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Family: Guttiferae
Family: Hernandiaceae
Family: Humiriaceae
Family: Hypericaceae
Family: Lauraceae
Family: Lecythidaceae
Family: Leguminosae
Family: Lythraceae
Family: Malvaceae
Family: Malpighiaceae

Family: Anacardiaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Astronium obliquum Yohoe X
Spondias monbin Hog Plum X
Tapirira guianensis Gommier Viande Biche X

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Family: Acanthaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Bravaisia floribunda Jiggerwood, White Mangue

X

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Family: Annonaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Duguetia lucida Balbac, Wild Apple X
Rollinia exsucca Wild Cashima (small), Sugar Apple X
Rollinia mucosa Wild Cashima (large), Sugar Apple X

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Family: Araliaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Didymopanax morototoni Jereton, Matchwood X X

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Family: Avicenniaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Avicennia germinans Black mangrove X X
Avicennia schaueriana X

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Family: Bignoniaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Crescentia cujete, cucurbitina Calabash X X
Tabebuia pallida White Cedar X
Tabebuia pentaphylla Pink Poui
Tabebuia rufescens Black Poui X X
Tabebuia serratifolia Yellow Poui X X
Tabebuia stenocalyx Wild Calabash X
Tecoma stans

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Family: Bombacaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Ceiba pentandra Silk cotton, Kapok X X
Ochroma pyramidale Balsa, Bois flot X X
Pachira insignis Wild chataigne, Chataigne maron, Wild breadnut X X

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Family: Bixaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Bixa orellana Anatto, Roucou

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Family: Boraginaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Cordia alliodora Cyp, Cypre, Cypress X X
Corida collococca Clammy cherry, Manjak, Manjak Lay-Lay X X
Cordia cylindrostachya Black Sage
Cordia lockhartii Mapoo, Lay-Lay Bois Lay-Lay X
Cordia sulcata Bois Lay Lay, Hairy Lay Lay X
Cordia ierensis X
Acnistus arborescens Wild Tobacco X

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Family: Burseraceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Bursera simaruba Naked indian, naked boy, Peeling Bark Gommier X X
Bursera trinitense X
Protium guianense Incense X
Protium insigne Gommier X

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Family: Capparidaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Capparis coccolobifolia Mabouya X
Capparis odoratissima Olive Wood X
Crataeva gynandra Toke X
Morisonia americana Wild Sapodilla, Toco X

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Family: Combretaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Buchenavia capitata Yellow Olivier X
Conocarpus erecta Button Mangrove X
Laguncularia racemosa White Mangrove X X
Terminalia catappa Indian Almond X X
Terminalia nyssaefolia Seaside Olivier X X
Terninalia obovata White Olivier X X
Terminalia tanibouca Olivier Mangue, Poirier X X

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Family: Dilleniaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Curatella americana Rough Leaf, Chaparro

X

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Family: Ebenaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Diospyros ierensis Bois Charbon X
Maba inconstans Butterwood X

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Family: Erythroxylaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Erythroxylum carthagenense X

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Family: Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Alchornea glandulosa Honeywood X
Croton gossypifolius Bloodwood, Bois sangue, Candle tree X X
Hieronyma caribaea Tapana X X
Hippomane mancinella Manchineel X X
Hura crepitans Sandbox X X
Maprounea guianensis Petite Feuille, Ti-Fay X X
Richeria grandis Bois Bande, Large Leaf Bois Bande X
Sapium aucuparium Milkwood, Bois Lait X X

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Family: Flacourtiaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Laetia procera Bois Toucan, Sardine X
Ryania speciosa Bois l' Agli, Rokoo jab X
Xylosoma seemanni X X

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Family: Guttiferae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Calophyllum brasiliense Galba X X
Clusia rosea Matapal, Scotchman Tree, Parrot apple X X
Marila grandiflora Cocoa Mangue, Red Mangue, Wild Cocoa X
Rheedia acuminata Wild Pomme Rose, Wild Primrose X
Rheedia lateriflora Coco Macaque, Hatstand Tree X
Rheedia sp Soiebo X
Symphonia globulifera Yellow Mangue X X
Tovomita eggersii Red Mangue X X

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Family: Hernandiaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Hernandia sonora Toporite, Foforite

X

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Family: Humiriaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Saccoglottis amazonica Red serette, Bois Coucou, Coco Burro

X

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Family: Hypericaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Vismia cayennensis Black Kiskidee, Lacre, La Craie X
Vismia falcata Lacre, Kiskidee, La Craie X
Vismia guainensis Kiskidee

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Family: Lauraceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Acrodiclidium canella Laurier pulcherro X
Aiouea densiflora Laurier mango X
Aiouea schomburgkii Long leaf Laurier Pulcherro X
Aniba panurensis Laurier cannelle X X
Aniba trinitatis Laurier cannelle X X
Nectandra martinicensis Main ridge Laurier X
Nectandra membranaceae Sweet Myers X
Nectandra rectinervia St. Ann ’s Laurier Rare
Nectandra surinamensis Large leaf Laurier Mattack X X
Ocotea arenaensis Spicy laurier X X
Ocotea canaliculata Laurier petite-feuille X
Ocotea eggersiana Small leaf Laurier Mattack X X
Ocotea fasciculata Laurier citron X
Ocotea glomerata Laurier zaboca X X
Ocotea leucoxylon Duckwood X
Ocotea oblonga Laurier cypre X
Phoebe elongata Laurier mama z’enfants X

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Family: Lecythidaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Couroupita guianensis Cannonball, Moke X
Eschweilera decolorans Devilwood X
Eschweilera subglandulosa Guatecare X X

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Family: Leguminosae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Albizzia caribaea Tantakayo X
Andira inermis Angelin, Black plum X X
Andira surinamensis X
Brownea latifolia Cooperhoop, Mountain Rose X
Calliandra guildingii Niauré X
Clathrotropis brachypetala Black Heart, Mayaro Poui X
Copaifera officinalis Balsam X
Coursetia arborea
Crudia obliqua Water Locust, Rosomacho X
Erythrina corallodendrum Small Jumbie Bead, Wild Immortelle X X
Hymenaea courbaril Locust X
Inga acuminate, edulis, hartii, ingoides Pois Doux X
Inga laurina, punctata Sackysac X
Inga venosa Hairy Pois Doux X
Lonchocarpus latifolius Savonette jaune X
Lonchocarpus punctatus Savonette X
Lonchocarpus sericeus Conoré X
Machaerium robinifolium Saltfish Wood X
Mora excelsa Mora X
Ormosia monosperma Large Jumbie Bead X
Peltogyne porphyrocardia Purpleheart or Sapatere X
Pentaclethra macroloba Bois Mulatre, Fine Leaf X
Pithecellobium jupunba Puni X
Pithecellobium unguis-cati Bread and cheese, Campéche X X
Platymiscium trinitatis Roble X
Pletogyne porphyrocardia Purpleheart, Sapatere X
Pterocarpus officinalis Swamp Bloodwood X
Pterocarpus rohrii Swamp Bloodwood X
Samanea saman Saman, Rain Tree X X
Swartzia pinnata Bois Pois X
Swartzia simplex Wild Orange X
Zygia latifolia

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Family: Lythraceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Lagerstroemia speciosa Queen of Flowers

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Family: Malvaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Pariti tiliaceum Seaside Mahoe (Round Leaf) X X
Thespesia populnea Seaside Mahoe X X

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Family: Malpighiaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Byrsonima crassifolia Savanna serrette X
Byrsonima spicata Serrette, Rosewood (Tobago) X X

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Source: Marshall R. C. (1939), Silviculture of the Trees of Trinidad and Tobago,
Oxford University Press

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