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Legousia [genus name] as a genus name has not been explained as yet. [See Legousia.]

lehmannii commemorates a German natural historian and physicist, Johann Georg Christian Lehmann (1792-1860) who was not only a professor in his chosen subjects but was also much involved in the establishment of the botanic garden in Hamburg which he directed for a time. He is recorded as having been an authority particularly on the Potentilla genus and cycads. Among his publications authorities note Monographia Generis Potentillarum (1820) and Delectus Seminum quae in Horto Hamburgensium Botanico e Collectioni Anni (1830-1840) & (1849-1852). [See Alkanna lehmannii.]

leichtlinii commemorates a German horticulturist and plant enthusiast, Max Leichtlin (1831-1910) of Baden-Baden (the famous spa town in south-western Germany). He introduced many plants into cultivation (particularly from the Near East), some of which he developed, and is said to have been one of the leading bulb collectors of his era. In the first issue of Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry (an influential weekly American journal published from 1888 to 1897 supported by many leading botanists and still referred to by modern researchers) he contributed an article entitled New Plants from Afghanistan. [See Camassia leichtlinii.]

Leiophyllum [genus name] is derived from Greek leio- (smooth) and phyllo- (leaf) components with reference to the glossy leaves. [See ... .]

Lemna [genus name] is derived from a classical Greek word for a 'waterweed'. [See Lemna.]

leninghausii commemorates a Brazilian plant collector, Guillermo Leninghaus. [See Parodia leninghausii.]

lenta is Latin (tough, resistant, supple, pliant) meaning 'tough and flexible'. [See Betula lenta.]

lentiscus is an ancient Latin name for Pistacia. [See Pistacia lentiscus.]

Leonotis [genus name] is derived from Greek leon (lion) and oto- (ear) components with alleged reference to the shape of part of the flower. [See Leonotis.]

Leontodon [genus name] is derived from Greek leon (lion) and odonto- (tooth) components with reference to the toothed leaves. [See Leontodon.]


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