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laricifolia is made up of the genus name Larix and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'larch-leaved'. [See Ericameria laricifolia.]

lathyris is a Greek name for caper spurge (Euphorbia lathyris). [See Euphorbia lathyris.]

latifolium is made up of Latin lati- (broad, wide) and -folia (leaved) components. [See Chasmanthium latifolium, Sium latifolium.]

latifolius is made up of Latin lati- (broad, wide) and -folia (leaved) components. [See Lathyrus latifolius, Phaseolus acutifolius var. latifolius, Sarcocephalus latifolius.]

laureola is the diminutive and derived from Latin laurus (laurel) meaning 'little laurel or laurel crown'. [See Daphne laureola.]

Lawsonia [genus name] commemorates a Scottish physician and botanist, Isaac Lawson who died in about 1747. He studied at the University of Leiden, became a friend of Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), and served as a doctor in the British army. [See Lawsonia.]

laxa is derived from Latin laxus (loose, slack, spacious, wide) meaning 'loosely spaced or open'. [See Mandevilla laxa, Myosotis laxa, Triteleia laxa.]

lebbeck for some authorities recalls a place in Egypt where an avenue of East Indian walnut (Albizia lebbeck) was planted. [See Albizia lebbeck.]

Lecythis [genus name] is derived from Greek lecytho- (flask, vase) with reference to the shape of the fruit. [See Lecythis.]

Ledum [genus name] is derived for some authorities from ledon (a Greek name for Cistus) and for others from Greek ledos (woollen cloth). [See ... .]


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