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Luma [genus name] is derived from a local Chilean name for these species, as well as other plants in the Myrtaceae family. [See Luma.]

luma is derived from a local Chilean name for some plants in the Myrtaceae family and compares this species, Chilean myrtle (Amomyrtus luma), with those in the Luma genus. [See Amomyrtus luma.]

lunatus is derived from Latin luna (moon) meaning 'crescent moon-shaped'. [See Phaseolus lunatus.]

lupulina means 'hop-like'. [See Medicago lupulina.]

lusitanicum means 'of or from Portugal (Lusitania)'. [See Ophioglossum lusitanicum.]

luteola means 'yellowish or pale yellow'. [See Reseda luteola.]

lutescens means 'yellowish or becoming yellow'. [See Filago lutescens.]

lutetiana means 'of Paris' which was known as Lutetia during the time of the Roman Empire. [See Circaea lutetiana.]

luteum means 'deep yellow'. [See Chamaelirium luteum, Nuphar luteum, Rhododendron luteum.]

Lychnis [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Greek lychno- (lamp, flame, light) with reference to the brilliantly coloured flowers or the past use of the leaves of a woolly species (such as rose campion, now Silene coronaria) as lamp wicks, and is a classical name. Others have suggested that it is the Greek name of a scarlet flower. [See ... .]


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