Flowering Plant Families in Australia

  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Australia is now home to flowering plants from many indigenous and exotic families, and the major ones are listed here.
We have included some common species found in Australia in the webpages for each family, and also a list of caterpillars that we know that feed on them.

ACANTHACEAE :
Black Eyed Susan family

ACTINIDIACEAE :
Kiwifruit family

AGAVACEAE :
Agave family

AIZOACEAE :
Pigface family

ALISMATACEAE :
Water Poppy family

ALLIACEAE :
Onion family

AMARANTHACEAE :
Joyweed family

AMARYLLIDACEAE :
Daffodil family

ANACARDIACEAE :
Mango family

ANNONACEAE :
Custard Apple family

APIACEAE :
Celery family

APOCYNACEAE :
Oleander family

AQUIFOLIACEAE :
Holly family

ARACEAE :
Arum family

ARALIACEAE :
Ivy family

ARAUCARIACEAE :
Bunya family

ARECACEAE :
Palm family

ARISTOLOCHIACEAE :
Dutchman's Pipe family

ASPARAGACEAE :
Asparagus family

ASPHODELACEAE :
Aloe family

ASTERACEAE :
Daisy family

BALSAMINACEAE :
Balsam family

BASELLACEAE :
Madeira Vine family

BEGONIACEAE :
Begonia family

BERBERIDACEAE :
Nandina family

BETULACEAE :
Birch family

BIGNONIACEAE :
Jacaranda family

BIXACEAE :
Kapok family

BOMBACACEAE :
Baobab family

BORAGINACEAE :
Comfrey family

BRASSICACEAE :
Cabbage family

BROMELIACEAE :
Bromeliad family

BURSERACEAE :
Torchwood family

BUXACEAE :
Box family

CACTACEAE :
Cactus family

CAESALPINIACEAE :
Cassia family

CAMPANULACEAE :
Harebell family

CANNACEAE :
Canna family

CAPPARACEAE :
Capparis family

CAPRIFOLIACEAE :
Abelia family

CARICACEAE :
Papaya family

CARYOPHYLLACEAE :
Carnation family

CASUARINACEAE :
She Oak family

CELASTRACEAE :
Staff Vine family

CENTROLEPIDACEAE :
Centrolepis family

CHENOPODIACEAE :
Beetroot family

CISTACEAE :
Rockrose family

CLUSIACEAE :
St. John's Wort family

COMBRETACEAE :
False Almond family

COMMELINACEAE :
Wandering Jew Family

CONVOLVULACEAE :
Sweet Potato family

CORNACEAE :
Dogwood family

CRASSULACEAE :
Crassula family

CUCURBITACEAE :
Cucumber family

CUNONIACEAE :
Christmas Bush family

CUPRESSACEAE :
Cypress family

CYPERACEAE :
Papyrus family

DILLENIACEAE :
Hibertia family

DIOSCOREACEAE :
Yam family

DIPSACACEAE :
Scabious family

DROSERACEAE :
Sundew family

EBENACEAE :
Persimmon family

ELAEOCARPACEAE :
Blueberry Ash family

ERICACEAE :
Azalea family

EUPHORBIACEAE :
Spurge family

FABACEAE :
Pea family

FAGACEAE :
Oak family

GENTIANACEAE :
Gentian family

GERANIACEAE :
Geranium family

GESNERIACEAE :
African Violet family

GINKGOACEAE :
Yínguo family

GOODIACEAE :
Dampiera family

HAEMODORACEAE :
Kangaroo Paw family

HALORAGACEAE :
Raspwort family

HAMAMELIDACEAE :
Liquidambar family

HYDROCHARITACEAE :
Swamp Lily family

IRIDACEAE :
Iris family

JUGLANDACEAE :
Walnut family

JUNCACEAE :
Sea Rush family

LAMIACEAE :
Lavender family

LAURACEAE :
Laurel family

LAXMANNIACEAE :
Mat Rush family

LECYTHIDACEAE :
Brazil Nut family

LILIACEAE :
Lily family

LINACEAE :
Flax family

LOGANIACEAE :
Strychnine family

LORANTHACEAE :
Mistletoe family

LYTHRACEAE :
Crepe Myrtle family

MAGNOLIACEAE :
Magnolia family

MALPIGHIACEAE :
Golden Chain family

MALVACEAE :
Hibiscus family

MARANTACEAE :
Zebra Plant family

MELASTOMATACEAE :
Lasiandra family

MELIACEAE :
White Cedar family

MELIANTHACEAE :
Honey Flower family

MENISPERMACEAE :
Stephania family

MENYANTHACEAE :
Marshwort family

MIMOSACEAE :
Wattle family

MONIMIACEAE :
Sassafras family

MORACEAE :
Fig family

MUSACEAE :
Banana family

MYOPORACEAE :
Emu Bush family

MYRISTICACEAE :
Nutmeg family

MYRTACEAE :
Gum family

NEPENTHACEAE :
Pitcher Plant family

NYCTAGINACEAE :
Bougainvillea family

NYMPHAEACEAE :
Water Lily family

OCHNACEAE :
Mickey Mouse Bush family

OLEACEAE :
Olive family

ONAGRACEAE :
Fuchsia family

ORCHIDACEAE :
Orchid family

OXALIDACEAE :
Oxalis family

PANDANACEAE :
Screw Pine family

PAPAVERACEAE :
Poppy family

PASSIFLORACEAE :
Passionfruit family

PEDALIACEAE :
Sesame family

PHYLLANTHACEAE :
Sweet Leaf family

PHYTOLACCACEAE :
Pokeweed family

PINACEAE :
Pine Tree family

PIPERACEAE :
Ripple family

PITTOSPORACEAE :
Pittosporum family

PLANTAGINACEAE :
Plantain family

PLATANACEAE :
Plane family

PLUMBAGINACEAE :
Plumbago family

POACEAE :
Grass family

PODOCARPACEAE :
Podocarp family

POLEMONIACEAE :
Phlox family

POLYGALACEAE :
Pea Bush family

POLYGONACEAE :
Dock family

PONTEDERIACEAE :
Water Hyacinth family

PORTULACACAEAE :
Purslane family

POTAMOGETONACEAE :
Pondweed family

PRIMULACEAE :
Primula family

PROTEACEAE :
Waratah family

RANUNCULACEAE :
Anenome family

RHAMNACEAE :
Red Ash family

RHIZOPHORACEAE :
Mangrove family

ROSACEAE :
Rose family

RUBIACEAE :
Gardenia family

RUTACEAE :
Lemon family

SALICACEAE :
Poplar family

SANTALACEAE :
Sandalwood family

SAPINDACEAE :
Lychee family

SAPOTACEAE :
Black Apple family

SAXIFRAGACEAE :
Saxifrage family

SCROPHULARIACEAE :
Toadflax family

SMILACACEAE :
Smilax family

SOLANACEAE :
Tomato family

STERCULIACEAE :
Kurrajong family

STYLIDIACEAE :
Triggerplant family

TAMARICACEAE :
Tamarisk family

THEACEAE :
Tea family

THYMELAEACEAE :
Rice Flower family

TYPHACEAE :
Bulrush family

ULMACEAE :
Elm family

URTICACEAE :
Nettle family

VALERIANACEAE :
Valerian family

VERBENACEAE :
Lantana family

VIOLACEAE :
Pansy family

VITACEAE :
Grape family

XANTHORRHOEACEAE :
Grass Tree family

ZINGIBERACEAE :
Ginger family

ZYGOPHYLLACEAE :
Caltrop family

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