Pronunciation Guide

Common Orchids

Cattleya

Kat-lee-a

Cymbidium

sim-BID-ee-em

den-DROH-bee-um

Oncidium

on-SID-ee-um

Paphiopedilum

paff-ee-oh-PEE-di-lum

fal-en-OP-sis

Vanda

VAN-da

Other Orchids

Acacallis

a-ka-KALL-is

Acampe

a-Kam-pe

Acineta

a-sin-EE-ta

Ada

AY-da

Aerangis

ay-er-RANG-giss

Aeranthes

ay-er-AN-theez

Aerides

AIR-i-deez

Aganisia

ag-an-IZ-ee-a

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

Batemannia

bayt-MAN-nee-a

Bifrenaria

bye-fren-AIR-i-a

Bletia

BLEE-shia

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

Caleana

kal-ee-AN-a

Calopogon

kal-o-POH-gon

Calypso

ka-LIP-so

Catasetum

kat-a-SEE-tum

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

Cypripedium

sip-ree-PEE-dee-um

Cyrtorchis

SIR-tor-kiss

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

lonopsis

eye-o-NOP-siss

lpsea

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

Pleione

plye-OH-nee

Rhynchostylis

rink-oh-STYE-liss

Sophronitis

sof-roh-NYE-tiss

Spathoglottis

spath-oh-GLOT-tiss

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