Family: Melastomaceae
Family: Meliaceae
Family: Moraceae
Family: Myristicaceae
Family: Myrtaceae
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Family: Palmaceae
Family: Podocarpaceae
Family: Polygonaceae
Family: Proteaceae
Family: Rosaceae
Family: Rubiaceae
Family: Rutaceae
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Family: Sapindaceae
Family: Sapotaceae
Family: Simaroubaceae
Family: Solanaceae
Family: Sterculiaceae
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Family: Tiliaceae
Family: Verbenaceae
Family: Zygophyllaceae

Family: Melastomaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Mouriri rhizophorifolia Triana, Monkey Bone X
Mouriri marshallii Bois lissette X

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Family: Meliaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Carapa guianensis Crappo, Crabwood X X
Cedrela mexicana Cedar, Cigar Box Cedar, Spanish Cedar X X
Cedrela odorata Cedar, Caju, Acajou, Red cedar X X
Guarea glabra Carimbo X
Guarea trichilioides Redwood X
Swietenia macrophylla Honduras Mahogany X X
Swietenia mahogani West Indian Mahogany and Spanish Mahogany X X
Trichilia oblanceolata Acurel X X
Trichilia trinitensis Obi X

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Family: Moraceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Brosimum alicastrum Moussara X
Brosimum aubletii Gatia, Leopard Wood, Letter Wood X X
Cecropia peltata Bois canot, Bois canon, Trumpet tree X X
Chlorophora tinctoria Fustic X X
Ficus tobagensis Figuier X X
Ficus spp. Argalie, Matapal X X

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Family: Myristicaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Myristica surinamensis Cajuca, Wild Nutmeg X X

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Family: Myrtaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Amomis caryophyllata Bay Rum X
Eugenia perplexans Double Leaf Wild Guava X X
Calycolpus glaber Bamboo Guava X X
Myrica dumosa Thick Leaf Guava X X
Myrica leptoclada Naked Boy Wild Guava X
Eugenia floribunda Cherry Guava X X
Myrcia granulata Wabin Guava X
Eugenia baileyi Arena debasse X
Marlierea guildingiana Bois Biche X X
Krugia ferruginea Wild Guava
Calyptranthes sericea Debasse X X
Myrcia dumosa Thick Leaf Wild Guava X X
Myrcia granulata Wabin Guava X
Myrcia leptoclada Naked Boy Wild Guava X
Myrcia splendens Wild Guava X
Myrcia arimensis Wild Guava X
Myrcia stenocarpa Wild Guava X
Eugenia monticola Papery Leaf Wild Guava X
Eugenia procera Quinam Guava X
Eugenia domingensis Serette Guava X
Eugenia confusa Coffee Guava, Wild Coffee

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Family: Nyctaginaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Pisonia cuspidata Goodbread X
Pisonia eggersiana Gibon’s Jiggerwood X
Pisonia salicifolia Bois cassave X

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Family: Palmaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Acrocomia aculeata Gru Gru X X
Bactris cuesa Wild Gri Gri, Cuesa X
Bactris Major Roseau , Pic Moc X
Desmoncus major Camwell X X
Euterpe oleracea Manac X
Geonoma vaga Anaré X
Jessenia oligocarpa Palma Real X
Manicaria saccifera Timite X
Mauritia setigera Moriche X
Maximiliana caribaea Cocorite X
Roystonea oleracea Cabbage Palm, Palmiste X
Sabal mauritiiformis Carat X
Thrinax argentea Silver Thatch Palm X

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Family: Podocarpaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Podocarpus coriaceus Wild Pine, Podocarp X X

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Family: Polygonaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Coccoloba fallax Black Grape X
Coccoloba latifolia Cuchape, Stavewood, Big leaf, Wild grape X X
Coccoloba uvifera Seaside grape X X
Coccoloba venosa White Grape, Small Leaf Grape X

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Family: Proteaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Roupala montana Bois Bandé, Cut Leaf Bois Bande X X

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Family: Rosaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Chrysobalanus icaco Fat Pork, Icaque X
Hirtella paniculata X
Hirtella racemosa Cocochat X
Hirtella silicea X X
Hirtella triandra Fruta Paloma X
Licania biglandulosa Wild Debasse, Wild Cocoa, Wild gasparee X
Licania ternatensis Bois Gris, Cassé X
Parinari campestris Bois Bandé X

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Family: Rubiaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Amaioua corymbosa Camayung X
Basanacantha phyllosepala X
Chimarrhis cymosa Bois Riviére X
Genipa americana Juniper, Genip X
Isertia parviflora Bois Fer X
Rudgea freemani Bois Tatoo, Kakapol, Ashes Wood X
Warscewiczia coccinea Wakamy, Wild Poinsettia X

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Family: Rutaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Esenbeckia attenuata White Gasparee, Yellow Gasparee X
Esenbeckia pilocarpoides Red Gasparee X
Zanthoxylum martinicense L' Épinet X
Zanthoxylum microcarpum L' Épinet X
Zanthoxylum trinitense Bosoo, L' Épinet Sans Piquant X X
Zanthoxylum sp Stinking L' Épinet

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Family: Rhizophoraceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Cassipourea latifolia Cassipourea latifolia X X
Rhizophora mangle Red mangrove X X
Rhizophora harrisonii Red Mangrove X

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Family: Sapindaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Cupania americana Maraquil X
Cupania rubiginosa Maraquil
Melicocca bijuga Chenet X
Sapindus saponaria Soapseed X
Talisia olivaeformis Mapoo Chenet X

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Family: Sapotaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Achras sapota Sapodilla X
Bumelia grisebachii Cockspur Acoma, Acoma Piquant X
Chrysophyllum argenteum Broad Leaf Wild Kaimit X
Chrysophyllum sericeum Mal Balata X
Chrysophyllum sp Wild Kaimit X
Lucuma hartii Wild Sapote X
Lucuma multiflora Pain d' Epice, Penny Piece X
Manilkara balata Balata X

X

Mimusops balata Balata X
Sapotaceae sp Acoma Topee, Topee, Coopey X
Sideroxylon quadriloculare Acoma X

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Family: Simaroubaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Quassia amara Quassia, Bitter Ash X
Simaba multiflora Simaba X
Simarouba amara Marouba, Roba X

X

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Family: Solanaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Acnistus arborescens Wild Tobacco

X

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Family: Sterculiaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Guazuma ulmifolia Bois d' Orme X
Sterculia caribaea Mahoe X

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Family: Theaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Ternstroemia oligostemon Tobago Redwood X

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Family: Thymelaeaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Daphnopsis sp Mahoe Pimant

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Family: Tiliaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Apeiba tibourbou Tobago Sandbox X

X

Heliocarpus trichopodus White mahoe X
Sloanea trichostica Bois Noir X
Sloanea trinitensis Cabrehash, Candero X

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Family: Verbenaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Aegiphila integrifolia Lardwood, Bois Sendu
Avicennia nitida Black Mangrove, Limewood X
Citharexylum broadwayi Hairy Cutlet, Bois Cotelette X
Citharexylum spinosum Cutlet, Bois Cotelette X
Petrea arborea Petrea, Blue petrea X
Petrea volubilis Petra
Tectona grandis Teak X X
Vitex capitata White Fiddlewood, Five Leaf Fiddlewood, Bois Lizard X
Vitex divaricata Black Fiddlewood X

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Family: Zygophyllaceae

Scientific Name Local Name Trinidad Tobago
Guaiacum officinale Lignum vitae

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

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