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Regional Overview of Caribbean Islands
TABLE 43. IMPORTANT FAMILIES WITH ENDEMIC GENERA

Endemic genera
Species
Compositae
Rubiaceae
Euphorbiaceae
Leguminosae
Acanthaceae
Gramineae
Melastomataceae
Orchidaceae
Palmae
Cactaceae
Myrtaceae
32
30
14
13
7
7
6
6
5
4
4
68
151
77
39
14
11
87
11
*14
31
21

* Coccothrinax (Palmae) has 55 endemic Caribbean species but the genus is technically not endemic because there is one species in Mexico.
(Data largely from Borhidi 1991.)