Complete NJ Vascular Plant Family/Genera List
This list is a compilation of families and genera known to exist in New Jersey. The list will be occasionally revised as the family hierarchy is reshuffled by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG). As FNJP participants assume each taxa from the APG list, the flora will be expanded. As the nomenclature committee approves a Family or Genus, the list provided by the author will be attached below as a PDF file. Genus by genus, family by family the flora with modern nomenclature will take shape.
The New Jersey Plant Atlas will be built plant by plant from an ever growing database chrolicling the study of the various species. The lists will be generated from approved Family and Genera utilized by our nomenclature review committee. The completed Atlas pages will be posted as they are created. Completed pages are available today and can be viewed by navigating through the Plants by Family area (toggle bar, left). Select a completed taxa to see what has been posted. The available pages are not a complete list of NJ ‘s flora, but a running tally of revised knowledge about each family, genera and species re-studied to date.
The Approved Nomenclature Lists
The following taxa have been approved by the Nomenclature Committee. The various authors listed on the approved lists will be responsible for manual submissions and documentation suitable to create the atlas pages. This alphabetical tally will expand as new authors assume the study of other parts of our flora.
Amaranthaceae: Amaranth Family including Chenopodiaceae
Aquifoliaceae: Holly Family
Ericaceae: Heath Family
- Subfamily-Aristidodeae: Aristida,
- Subfamily Chlioridoideeae-Tribe Cynodonteae: Distichlis, Eleusine, Gymnopogon;
- Subfamily Panicoideae: Ammophila, Amphicarpon, Dichanthelium, Panicum; Tribe Andropogoneae: Arthraxon
- Subfamily–Pooidea- Tribe Poaeae: Aira, Dactylis, Holcus
Ruppiaceae: Ruppia Family
Santalaceae: Mistletoe Family
Violaceae: Violet Family includingViola, Hybanthus
Xyridaceae: Xyris Family
Zannichelliaceae: Horned Pondweed Family
Zosteraceae: Zostera Family