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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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Liriodendron [genus name] is derived from Greek leirion (lily) and dendro- (tree) components. [See Liriodendron.]

Litchi [genus name] is a corruption of a local Chinese name lin chi. [See Litchi.]

Lithospermum [genus name] is derived from Greek litho- (stone) and -sperma (seed, seeded) components with reference to the very hard nutlets that follow the flowers and is the classical name for this genus. [See Lithospermum.]

littorale means 'of the seashore'. [See Psidium littorale var. longipes.]

lobata is derived from Latin lobi- (lobe) component. [See Echinocystis lobata, Pueraria lobata, Quercus lobata.]

Lobularia [genus name] is derived from Latin lobulus (small pod) with reference to the fruit. [See Lobularia.]

locusta means 'grass spikelet'. [See Valerianella locusta.]

Lolium [genus name] is a classical Latin name for one of the species. [See Lolium.]

lonchitis is derived from Greek loncho- (lance, spear) meaning 'spear-shaped'. [See Polystichum lonchitis.]

longan is derived from a Chinese name Lung-yen (drgaon eye) with reference to the white, eye-shaped marking on the fruit's central shiny black seed. [See Dimocarpus longan.]


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