Key to Cyprus Plant Families

(Under construction - incomplete)

Adapted with some abbreviation from the key by Viney - 1994

[Including additions from Meikle: 1985 and Sfkas: 1992]


1 Plants without chlorophyll (i.e. NOT green) - GROUP A
• Plants green, at least in parts - 2

2 Plants with flowers in compact heads and surrounded by an involucre of bracts - GROUP B

• Flowers NOT arranged in compact heads - 3

3 Leaves none, or reduced to small scales - GROUP C

• Leaves or apparent leaves conspicuous and with a distinct blade or being needle-like - 4

4 Trees, shrubs, sub-shrubs oe woody climbers - 5

• Herbs, sometimes with a woody rootstock - 6

5. Trees etc., leaves several in a whorl, or in opposite pairs - GROUP D

• Leaves alternate, or irregularly placed - GROUP E

6. Herbs etc., leaves several or in a whorl, or in opposite pairs - GROUP F

• Leaves alternate or all basal - 7

7. Leaves simple - GROUP G

• Leaves compound or deeply divided - GROUP H