Native Florida Trees – Opposite, Simple

A listing of Florida’s native trees with opposite branch arrangement and simple leaves.

FamilyScientific_NameCommon_NameRange
AceraceaeAcer rubrumred mapleStatewide
AdoxaceaeViburnum nudumpossumhawStatewide
AdoxaceaeViburnum obovatumsmall-leaf arrowwoodStatewide
AvicenniaceaeAvicennia germinansblack mangroveStatewide
CornaceaeCornus floridaflowering dogwoodStatewide
CornaceaeCornus foeminastiff dogwoodStatewide
OleaceaeChionanthus virginicuswhite fringetreeStatewide
OleaceaeOsmanthus americanuswild olive, devilwoodStatewide
RubiaceaeCephalanthus occidentaliscommon buttonbushStatewide
AceraceaeAcer saccharinumsilver mapleNW
AceraceaeAcer succharum subsp. floridanumsouthern sugar mapleNW,NE
AceraceaeAcer succharum subsp. leucodermechalk mapleNW,NE
CelastraceaeEuonymus atropurpureusEastern Wahoo, burningbushNW,NE
AdoxaceaeViburnum rufidulumrusty blackhawNW,NE,C
BignoniaceaeCatalpa bignonioidessouthern catalpaNW,NE,C
CornaceaeCornus asperifoliatoughleaf dogwoodNW,NE,C
OleaceaeForestiera acuminataeastern swampprivetNW,NE,C
OleaceaeForestiera godfreyiGodfrey's swampprivetNW,NE,C
RubiaceaePinckneya bracteatafevertreeNW,NE,C
MyrtaceaeMyrcianthes fragranstwinberryNE,C,S
CombretaceaeLaguncularia racemosawhite mangroveC,S
MyrtaceaeEugniea axillariswhite stopperC,S
MyrtaceaeEugniea foetidaboxleaf stopperC,S
NyctaginaceaeGuapira discolorbeeftreeC,S
NyctaginaceaePisonia aculeatapullbackC,S
RhamnaceaeKrugiodendron ferreumleadwoodC,S
RhizophoraceaeRhizophora manglered mangroveC,S
VerbenaceaeCitharexylum spinosumspiny fiddlewoodC,S
CelastraceaeCrossopetalum rhacomamaidenberryS
CelastraceaeGyminda latifoliaWest Indian false boxS
ClusiaceaeClusia roseapitch apple, Scotch attorneyS
MalpighiaceaeByrsonima lucidaLong Key locustberryS
MelastomataceaeTetrazygia bicolorFlorida clover ashS
MyrtaceaeCalyptranthes pallenspale lidflowerS
MyrtaceaeCalyptranthes zuzygiummyrtle of the riverS
MyrtaceaeEugniea confusaredberry stopperS
MyrtaceaeEugniea rhombeared stopperS
NyctaginaceaeGuapira obtusatacorcho prietoS
NyctaginaceaePisonia rotundatasmooth devil's-clawsS
RhamnaceaeReynosia septentrionalisdarlingplumS
RubiaceaeExostema caribaeumCaribbean princewoodS
RubiaceaeGenipa clusiifoliasevenyear appleS
RubiaceaeGuettarda ellipticahammock velvetseedS