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In addition to searching through the individual botanical definitions you may now benefit also from browsing the extensive information gleaned through our research. This list has been compiled in alphabetic order according to the genus or species..

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Ligusticum [genus name] is derived from Greek ligustikos meaning 'of or from Liguria' (an Italian province containing the city of Genoa). [See Ligusticum.]

liliastrum is derived from the genus name Lilium meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See Paradisea liliastrum.]

limbosperma is derived from Latin limbus (fringe, border, hem) and Greek sperma (seed) components. [See Oreopteris limbosperma.]

limon and the English word Lemon are derived from Persian limun or Hindi lemoen. [See Citrus limon.]

Limonium [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Greek -leimon (meadow) and for others from Greek limno- (marsh, pond) components with reference to its habitat. [See Limonium.]

Limosella [genus name] is derived from Latin limi- (mud, slime) and sella- (stool, seat, saddle) components with reference to the habitat it enjoys. [See Limosella.]

Lindera [genus name] commemorates the name of a Swedish physician and botanist, Johann Linder (1676-1723). Some authorities suggest that he is most remembered for his published work on Swedish local flora, Flora Wiksbergensis.[See Lindera.]

Linum [genus name] is a classical Latin word for 'flax' (Linum usitatissimum) and is one of the roots for the English word 'line'. [See Linum.]

linifolium is derived from the genus name Linum and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with leaves like those of that (flax) genus'. [See Pycnanthemum linifolium.]

Liquidambar [genus name] is derived from Latin liquidus (fluid, flowing, liquid) and ambar (amber) components with reference to the resin yielded by different species.

Fossilised Liquidambar species found on the European Continent indicate their existence there in pre-glacial times. [See Liquidambar.]


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