Encyclopedia of Stanford Trees, Shrubs & Vines

Index by:
Botanical Name | Common Name | Family Name

Note: A comprehensive revision of our family listing is overdue.

Most entries are from Ron Bracewell’s Trees of Stanford and Environs. Some shrubs and vines have also been added. See also Species Lost.

Aceraceae (maple family): Acer → moved to Sapindaceae (soapberry family)
Adoxaceae (moschatel family): Sambucus, Viburnum
Agavaceae (agave family): Yucca → moved to Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Altingiaceae (altingia family): Liquidambar
Anacardiaceae (sumac or cashew family): Cotinus, Pistacia, Rhus, Pistacia, Schinus, Toxicodendron
Apocynaceae (dogbane family): Carissa, Trachelospermum, Mandevilla, Nerium
Aquifoliaceae (holly family): Ilex
Araceae (arum family): Colocasia
Araliaceae (ginseng family): Fatsia, Kalopanax, Meryta
Araucariaceae (araucaria family): Agathis, Araucaria, Wollemia
Arecaceae (palm family): Brahea, Butia, Chamaerops, Jubaea, Livistona, Phoenix, Syagrus, Trachycarpus, Washingtonia
Asparagaceae (asparagus family): Yucca
Asphodelaceae: Aloe, Xanthorrhoea
Asteraceae (sunflower family): Baccharis, Euryops, Santolina
Berberidaceae (barberry family): Berberis, Mahonia, Nandina
Betulaceae (birch family): Alnus, Betula, Carpinus, Corylus
Bignoniaceae (bignonia family): Bignonia, Catalpa, Chilopsis, Clytostoma, Handroanthus, Jacaranda, Paulownia, Tecoma, Tecomaria
Boraginaceae (borage family): Echium
Bombacaceae (bombax family): Ceiba, Pseudobombax → moved to Malvaceae (mallow family)
Buxaceae (boxwood family): Buxus, Sarcococca ruscifolia
Calycanthaceae (calycanthus family): Calycanthus
Campanulaceae: Lobelia
Cannabaceae (hemp family): Celtis
Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family): Abelia, Lonicera | Sambucus, Viburnum → moved to Adoxaceae (moschatel family)
Casuarinaceae (sheoak family): Casuarina
Celastraceae (staff tree family): Euonymous, Maytenus
Cornaceae (dogwood family): Cornus, Davidia, Nyssa
Cupressaceae (cypress family): Calocedrus, Chamaecyparis, Cupressus, Juniperus, Thuja
Cycadaceae (cycad family): Cycas
Cyatheaceae (cyathea family): Cyathea
Dicksoniaceae (dicksonia family): Dicksonia
Ebenaceae (ebony family): Diospyros
Elaeagnaceae (oleaster family): Elaeagnus
Elaeocarpaceae: Elaeocarpus
Ericaceae (heath family): Arbutus, Arctostaphylos, Erica, Pieris, Rhododendron, Vacccinium
Escalloniaceae (escallonia family): Escallonia
Eucryphiaceae (eucryphia family): Eucryphia
Euphorbiaceae (spurge family): Euphorbia, Sapium
Fabaceae (pea family): Acacia, Albizzia, Bauhinia, Cassia, Caesalpinia, Castanospermum, Ceratonia, Cercidium, Cercis, Erythrina, Gleditsia, Gymnocladus, Laburnum, Parkinsonia, Prosopis, Psoralea, Robinia, Schizolobium, Sophora, Tipuana, Wisteria
Fagaceae (oak or beech family): Castanea, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Quercus
Flacourtiaceae (flacourtia family): Azara, Xylosma → moved to Salicaceae (willow family)
Fouquieriaceae (ocotillo family): Idria
Garryaceae (silktassel family): Garrya
Ginkgoaceae (ginkgo family): Ginkgo
Griseliniaceae (griselinia family): Griselinia
Grossulariaceae (gooseberry family): Ribes
Hammamelidaceae (witch hazel family): Loropetalum, Parrotia | Liquidambar → moved to Altingiaceae
Hemerocallidaceae: Phormium
Hippocastanaceae (horsechestnut family): Aesculus → moved to Sapindaceae
Hydrangeaceae (hydrangea family): Carpenteria, Philadelphus
Juglandaceae (walnut family): Carya, Juglans
Lamiaceae (mint family): Rotheca, Teucrium, Westringia
Lauraceae (laurel family): Cinnamomum, Laurus, Persea, Umbellularia
Laxmanniaceae: Cordyline
Leguminosae: see Fabaceae
Liliaceae (lily family) s.l.> Agavaceae, Hemerocallidaceae, Laxmanniaceae, Ruscaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae
Lythraceae (loosestrife family): Lagerstroemia
Magnoliaceae (magnolia family): Liriodendron, Magnolia, Michelia, Talauma
Malvaceae (mallow family): Anisodontea, Brachychiton, Ceiba, Dombeya, Fremontodendron, Grewia, Hibiscus, Lagunaria, Pseudobombax, Sparrmannia, Tilia
Melastomataceae (melastoma family): Tibouchina
Meliaceae (mahogany family): Melia
Moraceae (mulberry family): Ficus, Morus
Myoporaceae (myoporum family): Myoporum
Myricaceae (sweetgale family): Myrica
Myrtaceae (myrtle family): Acmena, Agonis, Angophora, Baeckea, Callistemon, Eucalyptus, Feijoa, Leptospermum, Lophostemon, Melaleuca, Metrosideros, Myrtus, Psidium, Syzygium, Tristaniopsis
Myrsinaceae: Myrsine
Nyssaceae (tupelo family): Davidia, Nyssa → moved to Cornaceae (dogwood family)
Oleaceae (olive family): Chionanthus, Fraxinus, Jasminum, Ligustrum, Olea, Osmanthus, Syringa
Onagraceae (evening Primrose family): Epilobium (Zauschneria)
Palmae: see Arecaceae
Passifloraceae: Passiflora
Philadelphaceae (mock orange family): Carpenteria, Philadelphus → moved to Hydrangeaceae (hydrangea family)
Papaveraceae (poppy family): Dendromecon, Romneya
Pinaceae (pine family): Abies, Cedrus, Keteleeria, Larix, Picea, Pinus, Pseudotsuga
Pittosporaceae (pittosporum family): Hymenosporum, Pittosporum, Sollya
Platanaceae (plane tree family): Platanus
Plumbaginacese (leadwort family): Plumbago
Poaceae (grass family): Arundo, Bambusa, Cortaderia, Phyllostachys
Podocarpaceae (podocarpus family): Podocarpus
Polygalaceae: Polygala x dalmaisiana
Proteaceae (protea family): Banksia, Grevillea, Hakea, Macadamia, Stenocarpus
Punicaceae (pomegranate family): Punica
Rhamnaceae (buckthorn family): Ceanothus, Rhamnus, Zizyphus
Rosaceae (rose family): Cercocarpus, Chaenomeles, Cotoneaster, Crataegus, Cydonia, Eriobotrya, Heteromeles, Holodiscus, Lyonothamnus, Malus, Oemleria, Photinia, Prunus, Pyracantha, Pyrus, Quillaja, Rhaphiolepis, Rosa, Sorbus, Spiraea
Rubiaceae (madder family): Coprosma, Gardenia,
Ruscaceae: Beaucarnea, Dasylirion, Dracaena, Nolina
Rutaceae (rue family): Citrus, Clausena, Coleonema, Correa, Fortunella, Geijera
Salicaceae (willow family): Azara, Populus, Salix, Xylosma
Sapindaceae (soapberry family): Acer, Aesculus, Alectryon, Cupaniopsis, Dodonaea, Koelreuteria
Scrophulariaceae (figwort family): Galvesia, Hebe, Leucophyllum, Phygelius
Simaroubaceae (quassia family): Ailanthus
Solanaceae (nightshade family): Brugmansia, Nicotiana, Solanum
Sterculiaceae (sterculia family): Brachychiton, Dombeya, Fremontodendron → moved to Malvaceae (mallow family)
Tamaricaceae (tamarisk family): Tamarix
Taxaceae (yew family): Taxus, Torreya
Taxodiaceae (taxodium family): Cryptomeria, Metasequoia, Sequoia, Sequoiadendron, Taxodium
Thymelaeaceae: Daphne, Dirka
Tiliaceae (linden family): Grewia, Sparrmannia, Tilia → moved to Malvaceae (mallow family)
Ulmaceae (elm family): Ulmus, Zelkova | Celtis → moved to Cannabaceae (hemp family)
Verbeniaceae (vervain family) Clerodendron
Vitaceae (grape family): Vitis


Phylogenetic relationships among flowering plant families of some of the entries in the family index, according to the The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification

MAGNOLIIDS

Order: Magnoliales

Magnoliaceae (magnolia family): Liriodendron, Magnolia, Michelia, Talauma

Order: Laurales

Calycanthaceae (calycanthus family): Calycanthus
Lauraceae
(laurel family): Cinnamomum, Laurus, Persea, Umbellularia

MONOCOTS

Order: Liliales
Order: Asparagales

Asphodelaceae: Aloe
Agavaceae (agave family): Yucca
Hemerocallidaceae: Phormium
Laxmanniaceae: Cordyline
Ruscaceae: Beaucarnea, Dasylirion, Dracaena, Nolina

Order: Arecales

Arecaceae (palm family): Brahea, Butia, Chamaerops, Jubaea, Livistona, Phoenix, Syagrus, Trachycarpus, Washingtonia

EUDICOTS

Eurosids I

Order: Celastrales

Order: Malpighales

Buxaceae (boxwood family): Buxus, Sarcococca ruscifolia
Euphorbiaceae (spurge family): Euphorbia, Sapium
Salicaceae (willow family): Populus, Salix
Passifloraceae: Passiflora

Order: Fabales

Fabaceae (pea family) Acacia, Albizzia, Bauhinia, Cassia, Caesalpinia, Castanospermum, Ceratonia, Cercidium, Cercis, Erythrina, Gleditsi, Gymnocladus, Parkinsonia, Prosopis, Robinia, Schizolobium, Sophora, Tipuana, Wisteria

Order: Fagales

Betulaceae (birch family): Alnus, Betula, Carpinus, Corylus
Casuarinaceae (sheoak family): Casuarina
Fagaceae (oak or beech family): Castanea, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Quercus
Juglandaceae (walnut family): Carya, Juglans
Myricaceae (sweetgale family): Myrica

Eurosids II

Order: Brassicales

Order: Malvales

Bombacaceae (bombax family): Chorisia, Pseudobombax
Malvaceae (mallow family): Anisodontea, Hibiscus, Lagunaria
Sterculiaceae (sterculia family): Brachychiton, Fremontodendron
Thymelaeaceae: Daphne, Dirka
Tiliaceae (linden family): Grewia, Sparmannia, Tilia

Order: Sapindales

Aceraceae (maple family): Acer
Sapindaceae (soapberry family): Alectryon, Cupaniopsis, Dodonaea, Koelreuteria
Hippocastanaceae (horse chestnut family): Aesculus
Rutaceae (citrus family): Citrus, Coleonema, Correa, Fortunella, Geijera
Meliaceae (mahogany family): Melia
Simaroubaceae: Ailanthus
Anacardiaceae (cashew family): Cotinus, Pistacia, Rhus, Pistacia, Schinus, Toxicodendron

Asterids

Asterids I

Order: Cornales

Cornaceae [+ Nyssaceae] (dogwood family): Cornus, Davidia, Griselinia, Nyssa
Hydrangeaceae

Order: Lamiales

Bignoniaceae (bignonia family): Bignonia, Catalpa, Chilopsis, Clytostoma, Jacaranda, Paulownia, Tabebuia, Tecoma
Buddlejaceae
Lamiaceae (mint family): Teucrium, Westringia
Myoporaceae (myoporum family): Myoporum
Oleaceae (olive family): Chionanthus, Fraxinus, Jasminum, Ligustrum, Olea, Osmanthus, Syringa
Paulowniaceae: Paulownia
Plantaginaceae
Scrophulariaceae (figwort family): Hebe
Verbenaceae: Lantana