Native Florida Trees – Alternate, Compound

A listing of Florida’s native trees with alternate branch arrangement and compound leaves.

FamilyScientific_NameCommon_NameRange
AnacardiaceaeRhus copallinumwinged sumacStatewide
FabaceaeGleditsia aquaticawater locustStatewide
JuglandaceaeCarya aquaticawater hickoryStatewide
JuglandaceaeCarya glabrapignut hickoryStatewide
RutaceaeZanthoxylum clava-herculisHercules' clubStatewide
SapindaceaeSapindus saponariawingleaf soapberry, Florida soapberryStatewide
JuglandaceaeCarya cordiformisbitternut hickoryNW
JuglandaceaeCarya pallidasand hickoryNW
JuglandaceaeJuglans nigrablack walnutNW
AnacardiaceaeRhus glabrasmooth sumacNW,NE
FabaceaeGleditsia triacanthoshoneylocustNW,NE
JuglandaceaeCarya tomentosamockernut hickoryNW,NE
RutaceaeZanthoxylum americanumcommon pricklyash, toothache treeNW,C
FabaceaeAcacia farnesianasweet acaciaNE,C,S
JuglandaceaeCarya floridanascrub hickoryC
BurseraceaeBursera simarubagumbo limboC,S
FabaceaeAcacia pinetorumpineland wattle, pine acaciaC,S
FabaceaePiscidia piscipulaFlorida fishpoison tree, Jamaica dogwoodC,S
FabaceaePithecellobium unguis-caticatclaw blackbeadC,S
FabaceaeSophora tomentosayellow necklacepodC,S
RutaceaeZanthoxylum fagaralime pricklyash, wild limeC,S
SapindaceaeExothea paniculatabutterboughC,S
SimaroubaceaeSimarouba glaucaparadisetreeC,S
AnacardiaceaeMetopium toxiferumFlorida poisontreeS
FabaceaeAcacia choriophyllacinnecord, tamarindilloS
FabaceaeAcacia macracanthaporknut, long spine acaciaS
FabaceaeAcacia tortuosapoponax, twisted acaciaS
FabaceaeLysiloma latisiliquumfalse tamarindS
FabaceaePithecellobium keyenseFlorida Keys blackbeadS
MeliaceaeSwietenia mahagoniWest Indian mahoganyS
RutaceaeZanthoxylum coriaceumBiscayne pricklyashS
RutaceaeZanthoxylum flavumWest Indian satinwood, YellowheartS
SapindaceaeCupania glabraFlorida toadwoodS
SapindaceaeHypelate trifoliatainkwoodS
SimaroubaceaeAlvaradoa amorphoidesMexican alvaradoaS