National Vegetation Information System Taxonomic Review

National Vegetation Information System
Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004

Appendix C: Family priorities

Below is a list of the families found in the NVIS database in order of records numbers. This list more or less equates with the family priorities identified by ERIN for assessment.

Family Records   Family Records   Family Records
Myrtaceae 8883   Araliaceae 35   Lythraceae 6
Poaceae 4252   Orchidaceae 35   Cycadaceae 5
Mimosaceae 2363   Cunoniaceae 35   Schizaeaceae 5
Chenopodiaceae 956   Araucariaceae 33   Surianaceae 5
Cyperaceae 939   Clusiaceae 31   Pteridaceae 5
Proteaceae 899   Ebenaceae 30   Onagraceae 5
Asteraceae 696   Tiliaceae 30   Eupomatiaceae 5
Epacridaceae 612   Menyanthaceae 30   Hymenophyllaceae 5
Fabaceae 538   Winteraceae 30   Eriocaulaceae 5
Caesalpiniaceae 495   Acanthaceae 29   Grammitidaceae 4
Casuarinaceae 462   Bignoniaceae 27   Stackhousiaceae 4
Euphorbiaceae 457   Bixaceae 27   (no name) 4
Myoporaceae 446   Eucryphiaceae 26   Polygalaceae 4
Xanthorrhoeaceae 443   Asclepiadaceae 25   Azollaceae 3
Sapindaceae 381   Stylidiaceae 25   Taccaceae 3
Rubiaceae 281   Myrsinaceae 25   Phytolaccaceae 3
Liliaceae 266   Oxalidaceae 24   Osmundaceae 3
Rutaceae 263   Portulacaceae 24   Menispermaceae 3
Cupressaceae 238   Polypodiaceae 24   Leeaceae 3
Rhamnaceae 202   Elaeocarpaceae 23   Flacourtiaceae 3
Dennstaedtiaceae 194   Urticaceae 23   Dichapetalaceae 3
Apocynaceae 166   Smilacaceae 23   Cucurbitaceae 3
Pittosporaceae 164   Juncaginaceae 23   Alangiaceae 2
Restionaceae 161   Primulaceae 23   Gesneriaceae 2
Combretaceae 158   Cyatheaceae 22   Linaceae 2
Apiaceae 150   Centrolepidaceae 21   Zannichelliaceae 2
Rosaceae 148   Droseraceae 21   Simaroubaceae 2
Haloragaceae 136   Gleicheniaceae 21   Ruppiaceae 2
Dilleniaceae 121   Chrysobalanaceae 20   Pontederiaceae 2
Santalaceae 119   Zamiaceae 20   Pinaceae 2
Adiantaceae 110   Lindsaeaceae 20   Passifloraceae 2
Sterculiaceae 110   Crassulaceae 19   Nymphaeaceae 2
Violaceae 109   Vitaceae 18   Nelumbonaceae 2
Malvaceae 105   Taxodiaceae 17   Marattiaceae 2
Convolvulaceae 103   Tremandraceae 17   Lentibulariaceae 2
Lauraceae 101   Aspleniaceae 16   Icacinaceae 2
Blechnaceae 98   Bombacaceae 15   Datiscaceae 2
Capparaceae 98   Celastraceae 15   Davalliaceae 2
Goodeniaceae 95   Commelinaceae 14   Alismataceae 2
Aizoaceae 93   Phyllocladaceae 14   Aquifoliaceae 1
Polygonaceae 84   Boraginaceae 13   Aristolochiaceae 1
Arecaceae 78   Marsileaceae 12   Zosteraceae 1
Verbenaceae 72   Zingiberaceae 12   Vittariaceae 1
Dryopteridaceae 70   Erythroxylaceae 11   Tricholomataceae 1
Lamiaceae 66   Selaginellaceae 11   Stemonaceae 1
Juncaceae 62   Typhaceae 11   Olacaceae 1
Solanaceae 62   Nyctaginaceae 11   Nepenthaceae 1
Monimiaceae 57   Melastomataceae 11   Molluginaceae 1
Moraceae 57   Hernandiaceae 11   Malpighiaceae 1
Oleaceae 55   Loganiaceae 11   Lycopodiaceae 1
Pandanaceae 54   Araceae 10   Lomariopsidaceae 1
Amaranthaceae 53   Potamogetonaceae 10   Hydrocharitaceae 1
Meliaceae 53   Grossulariaceae 10   Haemodoraceae 1
Caryophyllaceae 53   Frankeniaceae 10   Gunneraceae 1
Lecythidaceae 51   Annonaceae 9   Salviniaceae 1
Campanulaceae 50   Flagellariaceae 9   Psilotaceae 1
Anacardiaceae 47   Ulmaceae 9   Posidoniaceae 1
Zygophyllaceae 47   Sphagnaceae 9   Piperaceae 1
Thymelaeaceae 47   Podocarpaceae 9   Ericaceae 1
Brassicaceae 46   Brunoniaceae 8   Donatiaceae 1
Scrophulariaceae 45   Loranthaceae 8   Dioscoreaceae 1
Burseraceae 43   Gyrostemonaceae 8   Coralinaceae 1
Dicksoniaceae 43   Culcitaceae 7   Burmanniaceae 1
Iridaceae 41   Xyridaceae 7   Balanophoraceae 1
Geraniaceae 39   Plantaginaceae 7   Bataceae 1
Ranunculaceae 38   Myristicaceae 7      
Sapotaceae 38   Agavaceae 6      
Fagaceae 37   Plumbaginaceae 6      
Rhizophoraceae 37   Caprifoliaceae 6