Gardeners often lament that they feel intimidated about pronouncing the Latin names of plants. Keep in mind that pronunciation in any language is not always a hard-and-fast matter. If you can’t remember the preferred pronunciation of a plant name, just do your best—and say it with conviction!
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X Cupressocyparis leylandii
(ex koo-press-oh-SIP-ar-is lay-LAND-ee-eye)
X Heucherella
(ex hew-ker-EL-lah)
X heucherella alba
(ex hew-ker-EL-lah AL-bah)
X heucherella_tiaralloides
(ex hew-ker-EL-lah tee-ar-el-LOY-deez)
X Sinocalycalycanthus raulstonii
(ex si-no-kal-ee-kal-ee-KAN-thus rawl-STONE-ee-eye)
Xanthoceras sorbifolium
(zanth-oh-SAIR-us sor-bih-FOE-lee-um)
Xanthosoma aurea
(zanth-oh-SO-mah OR-ee-ah)
Xanthosoma mafaffa
(zanth-oh-SO-mah mah-FAF-fah)
Xanthosoma sagittifolium
(zanth-oh-SO-mah sah-jit-ih-FOE-lee-um)