Botanical nomenclature is a language in itself, thrown into a Latin form. Many names are not pronounced according to the rules of classical Latin.

The pronunciation guide given below is based on the Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, and is consistent with standard horticultural pronunciation in most instances.

Accent marks indicate the syllable bearing principal stress and the quality of the accented vowel. A grave accent (e.g., "à") designates a "long" vowel, and an acute accent (e.g., "á") designates a short vowel.

The following are the vowel sounds:

Dipthongs &c:

The following botanical names appear in the text:

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