classification system) - Lin-nee-uh: |
Liparis (oily, as to shining leaves) -
Lippia (for French physician Augustin
Liquidambar - Lik-wid-am-ber: Sweet
gum (L. styraciflua).
Liriodendron (lily-tree, as to its flowers)
- Lihr-ee-oh-den-dron: Tulip-tree.
Liriope (for mythical nymph) - Lihr-
Listera (for English physician Martin
Lithocarpus (stone-fruit) - Lith-oh-
karp-us: Tanbark-oak (L. densiflora).
Lithodora (rock-dwelling) - Lith-oh-
doh-iuh: See Lithospermum.
Lithops (stone-eyed)-Lith-ops: Stone-
Lithospermum (stone-seed) - Lith-oh-
Livistona (for Scotsman Patrick M.
Lobelia (for Flemish botanist Matthias
Lobularia - Lohb-yew-/ay-ree-uh:
Loeselia (for Prussian botanist John
Logania (for Irish botanist James Lo-
Loiseleuria (for French botanist J. C.
Lomatia (edge, as to winged seeds) -
Lomatium (edge or small border, as to
its fruit) - Loh-may-shee-um.
Lonicera (for German botanist Adam |
Lonicer) - Lon-nm-er-uh: Honey-
Lopezia (for Spanish botanist J. Lopez)
Lophophora (crest-bearing) - Loff-off-or-
Loropetalum (strap-petal) - Lor-oh-per-
Lotus (classical plant which bears the
"fruit of forgetfulness") - Loh-tus.
Luetkea (for Russian sea captain
Lunaria (moon-like, as to silvery pods)
- Loo-rcay-ree-uh: Moonwort, Satin-
Lupinus (wolf, implying that the plant
tends to impoverish the soil) - Loo-
Lychnis (lamp, perhaps, for brightness
Lycium (for a kind of thorn) - Liss-
ee-um: Box-thorn, Matrimony-vine.
Lycopodium (wolf-foot, for a rather
Lycopus (wolf-foot, presumably as to
leaf shape) - Lye-koh-puss: Water-
Lyonia (for John Lyon, plant intro-
Lysichitum (loose-cloak, as to its
spathe) - Lye-sik-kye-tum: Yellow
Skunk-cabbage (L. americanum).
Lysimachia (for King Lysimachus) -
Lythrum (blood or gore, perhaps as to
Maackia (for Russian naturalist Rich-|
ee-ranth-er-uh: Tahoka daisy.
Machaerocereus (sword-cereus, as to
central spines) - Mak-ee-roh-seer-
Macleaya (for Alexander Macleay) -
Mak-lay-uh: (Plume-poppy or Tree-
celandine is M. cordata).
Maclura (for American geologist Wil-
liam Maclure)-Mak-loor-uh: Osage-
Macradenia (large-glands, as to pseudo-|
Macrozamia (large-zamia) - Mak-roh-
Maddenia (after Maj. E. Madden, bo-
tanical writer) - Mad-deen-ee-uh.
Madia - May-dee-uh: Tarweed.
Magnolia (for French botanist Pierre
Mahernia - Mah-hern-ee-uh: Honey-bell.
Mahonia (for American botanist Ber-
nard McMahon) - Mah-hoh-nee-uh.