An Orchid Obsession: Pronunciation of Orchid Names

How to Pronounce Orchid Names

Acampe ---- a-Kam-pe

Acineta ---- a-sin-EE-ta

Ada ---- AY-da

Aeranthes ---- ay-er-AN-theez

Aerides ---- AIR-i-deez

Angraecum ---- an-GRYE-kum

Anguloa ---- an-gyew-LOH-a

Ansellia ---- an-SELL-ee-a

Arethusa ---- a-reh-THEW-za

Arpophyllum ---- ar-poh-FILL-um

Arundina ---- a-run-DEE-na

Ascocentrum ---- ass-koh-SEN-trum

Aspasia ---- a-SPAY-zi-a

Baldemar ---- bal-DE-mar

Batemannia ---- bayt-MAN-nee-a

Bifrenaria ---- bye-fren-AIR-i-a

Bletilla ---- ble-TILL-a

Brassavola ---- bra-SAH-vo-la

Brassia ---- BRASS-ee-ah

Broughtonia ---- brow-TOH-nee-a

Bulbophyllum ---- bulb-oh-FILL-um

Caladenia ---- kal-a-DEE-nee-a

Calanthe ---- kal-AN-thee

Calopogon ---- kal-o-POH-gon

Calypso ---- ka-LIP-so

Catasetum ---- kat-a-SEE-tum

Cattleya ---- KAT-lee-a

Cattleyopsis ---- kat-lee-op-sis

Caularthron ---- kawl-ar-thron

Chondrorhyncha ---- kon-droh-RINK-a

Chysis ---- KYE-siss

Cochleanthes ---- kok-lee-AN-theez

Cochlioda ---- kok-lee-OH-da

Coelia ---- SEE-li-a

Coelogyne ---- see-LOJ-in-ee

Colax ---- KOH-laks

Comparettia ---- kom-pa-RET-ee-a

Corallorrhiza ---- kor-al-lo-RYE-za

Coryanthes ---- ko-ree-AN-theez

Cycnoches ---- SIK-no-keez

Cymbidium ---- sim-BID-ee-em

Cypripedium ---- sip-ree-PEE-dee-um

Cyrtorchis ---- SIR-tor-kiss

Dendrobium ---- den-DROH-bee-um

Dendrochilum ---- den-droh-KYE-lum

Dichaea ---- dye-KEE-a

Dilochia ---- dye-LOH-kee-a

Dipodium ---- dye-POH-dee-um

Disa ---- DYE-sa

Diuris ---- Dye-YEWR-is

Domingoa ---- do-ming-GOH-a

Doritis ---- doh-RYE-tis

Dossinia ---- doss-IN-ee-a

Drakaea ---- DRAY-kee-a

Earina ---- EER-ee-na

Encyclia ---- en-SEE-clee-ah

Epidendrum ---- eh-pi-DEN-drum

Eria ---- EAR-ee-a

Eriopsis ---- ear-ee-OP-siss

Erythrodes ---- err-i-THROH-deez

Euanthe ---- yew-AN-thee

Eulophia ---- yew-LOH-fee-a

Eulophidium ---- yew-loh-FID-ee-um

Eulophiella ---- yew-loh-fee-EL-a

Gastrochilus ---- gas-tro-KYE-lus

Grammatophyllum ---- gram-mat-o-FILL-um

Habenaria ---- hab-en-AY-ri-a

Hexisea ---- heks-ISS-ea-a

Homalopetalum ---- ho-mal-oh-PET-al-um

Houlletia ---- hoo-LET-ee-a

Huntleya ---- HUNT-lee-a

Ionopsis ---- eye-o-NOP-siss

Ipsea ---- IP-see-a

Isabelia ---- iz-a-BELL-ee-a

Isochilus ---- eye-so-KYE-lus

Isotria ---- eye-SOH-tree-a

Jaquiniella ---- jack-i-nee-ELL-a

Jumellea ---- joo-MELL-ee-a

Laelia ---- LAY-lee-ah or LIE-lee-a

Laeliopsis ---- LAY-li-OP-sis

Lankesterella ---- LANK-es-ter-ELL-a

Leochilus ---- lee-o-KYE-luss

Lepanthes ---- lee-PAN-theez

Lepanthopsis lee-pan-THOP-siss

Leptotes ---- lep-TOH-teez

Liparis ---- LIP-a-riss

Listera ---- LISS-ter-a

Lockhartia ---- lok-HART-ee-a

Lycaste ---- lye-KASS-tee

Masdevallia ---- mas-de-VAL-lee-a

Miltonia ---- mil-TOH-nee-a

Nageliella ---- NAY-gel-i-ELL-a

Neofinetia ---- nee-o-fin-AY-tee-a

Neottia ---- nee-OTT-ee-a

Notylia ---- no-TILL-ee-a

Oberonia ---- o-ber-ROH-nee-a

Odontoglossum ---- o-don-toh-GLOSS-um

Oncidium ---- on-SID-ee-um

Paphiopedilum ---- paff-ee-oh-PEE-di-lum

Phalaenopsis ---- fal-en-OP-sis Pleione ---- plye-OH-nee

Rhynchostylis ---- rink-oh-STYE-liss

Sophronitis ---- sof-roh-NYE-tiss

Spathoglottis ---- spath-oh-GLOT-tiss

Vanda ---- VAN-da

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