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NameMeaning 1Meaning (Alt)PronunciationPronunciation (Alt)
Acanthaceae The Acanthus family (from the Greek ├íkantha, meaning thorn, spine, or spike)   ah-kanth-AY-see-ee
ah-kanth-AY-see-eye
Aceraceae The Acer (maple) family; from the Latin word for acrid or sharp, referring to Maple's hardness and the ancient Roman use of the wood for spears   ay-ser-AY-see-ee
ay-ser-AY-see-eye
Actinidiaceae The Actinidia family (from the Greek aktis (ray) referring to the styles of flowers)   ak-tin-id-ee-AY-see-ee
ak-tin-id-ee-AY-see-eye
Adoxaceae   Without glory or splendor a-dox-AY-see-ee
 
Agavaceae The Agave family (from the Greek word for noble)   ah-gav-AY-see-ee
ah-gav-AY-see-eye
Aizoaceae Family name, meaning evergreen   ay-zoh-AY-see-ee
ay-zoh-AY-see-eye
Amaryllidaceae The Amaryllis family, named for a shepherdess in Greek mythology, means sparkling   am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee
am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-eye
Anacardiaceae The Anacardia (cashew) family; the Greek name means without a heart   an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-ee
an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-eye
Apiaceae The Apium (celery) family (formerly Umbelliferae)   ay-pee-AY-see-ee
ay-pee-AY-see-eye
Apocynaceae Family name for the dogbane family; from the Greek apo (away from or away with) and kuon (dog)   a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee
a-pos-ih-NAY-see-eye
Aquifoliaceae The Holly family   a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee
a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-eye
Araceae The Aroid or Arum family   a-RAY-see-ee
a-RAY-see-eye
Arecaceae The Palm family (formerly Palmae)   ar-ek-AY-see-ee
ar-ek-AY-see-eye
Asclepiadaceae The Asclepias (milkweed) family   ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-ee
ass-kle-pee-ad-AY-see-eye
Asphodelaceae The Asphodelus family (a lily-like plant whose roots were eaten)   as-foh-del-AY-see-ee
as-foh-del-AY-see-eye
Asteraceae The Aster (daisy) family; formerly Compositae   ass-ter-AY-see-ee
ass-ter-AY-see-eye
Begoniaceae The Begonia family, named for Micheal Begon   be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee
be-gon-ee-AY-see-eye
Berberidaceae The Berberis (barberry) genus   bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee
ber-ber-id-AY-see-eye
Betulaceae The Betula (birches and alders) family   beh-tyoo-LAY-see-ee
beh-tyoo-LAY-see-eye
Bignoniaceae The Bignonia family, named for the Abbe Jean Paul Bignon   big-no-nih-AY-see-ee
big-no-nih-AY-see-eye
Brassicaceae The Brassica (cabbage) family, (formerly Cruciferae)   brass-ih-KAY-see-ee
brass-ih-KAY-see-eye
Bromeliaceae The Bromelia (bromeliad) family, named for Olof (or Olaf) Bromel, 17th century Swedish botanist   bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee
bro-mee-lee-AY-see-eye
Cactaceae The Cactus family   kak-TAY-see-ee
kak-TAY-see-eye
Caesalpiniaceae The Caesalpinia family (named for Andreas Caesalpini, 16th century Italian botanist)   ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee
 
Campanulaceae The Campanula (bellflower) family   kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee
kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-eye
Cannaceae The Canna family   kan-AY-see-ee
kan-AY-see-eye
Caprifoliaceae Honeysuckle Family, literally means "goat leaf" possibly in reference to the climbing habit, or certain honeysuckles are that some honeysuckles are favored by goats cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee
 
Caprifoliaceae Honeysuckle Family, literally means "goat leaf" possibly in reference to the climbing habit, or some honeysuckles are favored by goats cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee
 
Caryophyllaceae The Pink family   kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee
kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-eye
Chenopodiaceae The Goosefoot (Chenopodium) family   ken-oh-poh-dee-AY-see-ee
ken-oh-poh-dee-AY-see-eye
Commelinaceae The Commelina family, named for two 17th century Dutch brothers, both botanists   ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-ee
ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-eye
Convolvulaceae The Convolvulus family (from the Latin convolvere, meaning to twine around   kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee
kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-eye
Crassulaceae The Crassula family, so named because of the thick leaves   krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee
krass-yoo-LAY-see-eye
Cucurbitaceae The Cucurbita (gourd) family   koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee
koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-eye
Cupressaceae The Cupressus (Italian cypress) family   koo-press-AY-see-ee
koo-press-AY-see-eye
Cyperaceae The Cyperus (sedge) family   sy-peer-AY-see-ee
sy-peer-AY-see-eye
Ebenaceae Ebony Family   eb-en-NAY-see-ee
eb-en-NAY-see-eye
Ericaceae The Erica (heather) family   er-ek-AY-see-ee
er-ek-AY-see-eye
Euphorbiaceae The Euphorbia family, named for Euphorbus, Greek physician to Juba II, King of Mauretania   yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee
yoo-for-bee-AY-see-eye
Fabaceae The Faba (broad bean) family, (formerly Leguminosae)   fab-AY-see-ee
fab-AY-see-eye

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