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longiflorum is derived from Latin longi- (long) and -flora (flowered) components. [See Lilium longiflorum.]

longipes is derived from Latin longi- (long) and -pes (foot) components meaning 'with long stalks'. [See Psidium littorale var. longipes.]

longistylis is derived from Latin longi- (long) and Greek stylo- (pillar, pole) components meaning 'with long styles (part of the female reproductive organ in the flower)'. [See Osmorhiza longistylis.]

longus is Latin (long) meaning 'long or tall'. [See Cyperus longus.]

longum is Latin (long) meaning 'long or tall'. [See Capsicum annuum var. longum.]

Lonicera [genus name] commemorates a German physician and botanist, Adam Lonitzer (1528-1586), who had a practice in Frankfurt. He wrote a German herbal Kreuterbuch which ran to 20 or more reprints between 1557 and 1783.

Medicinally, although honeysuckles were used as a contraceptive, an antidote for snake bites and a remedy for respiratory ailments in the past, they are rarely used today and then generally for external treatment. [See Lonicera.]

Lophira [genus name] is derived from Greek lophos (crest) and eiro (to arrange) components with reference to part of the flower. [See Lophira.]

Lophophora [genus name] is derived from Greek lophos (crest) and -phoros (bearing, carrying) components with reference to the hairy tufts on the ribs of these cacti. [See Lophophora.]

Lotus [genus name] is derived from a classical Greek name lotos applied to various plants.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorbs nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots, they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it), to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Lotus.]

louisianica means 'of or from Louisiana (USA)'. [See Proboscidea louisianica.]


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