List of Epithets

Specific epithets their meaning and number of taxon (synonym) entries

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

labordei 0 (1)
laccata lacquered 1 (0)
lacei 1 (0)
lachenalii in honor of Werner de Lachenal (1739-1800), Swiss botanist and plant collector 1 (0)
laciniata shredded or torn 0 (1)
laciniosa shredded or torn 1 (0)
laciniosus shredded or torn 0 (1)
lacryma-jobi Job's tears 1 (0)
lactescens having sap that turns milky 1 (0)
lacunosa with holes 0 (1)
lacustris of lakes or ponds 0 (2)
ladanifer bearing ladanum, a gum resin used in perfumery 2 (0)
ladaniferus bearing ladanum, a gum resin used in perfumery 0 (1)
laekenensis from Laken, Belgium 0 (1)
laetum bright, vivid, gay 1 (0)
laeve smooth, in the sense of not being rough 1 (0)
laevigatus smooth 0 (1)
laevipes smooth-stemmed 1 (0)
laevis smooth, in the sense of not being rough 5 (2)
lagascae in honor of Mariano Lagasca (1776–1839), Professor of Botany and director of the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid 0 (1)
lagenaria with the appearance of a bottle or flask, lagena 0 (1)
lagopodoides resembles a hare's foot 1 (0)
lagrangei 0 (1)
lamarckii in honor of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829), French naturalist 1 (0)
laminosa laminous, laminate, layered, composed of overlapping layers 0 (1)
lanata woolly or cottony, covered with long inter-grown curly hairs 2 (0)
lanatus woolly or cottony, covered with long inter-grown curly hairs 2 (0)
lanceifolia lancet-shaped leaf 1 (1)
lanceifolium lancet-shaped leaf 0 (1)
lanceolata lancet-like in form 1 (4)
lanceolatum lancet-like in form 2 (3)
lanceolatus lancet-like in form 0 (1)
lancifolia 0 (1)
lancifolium with sharply pointed leaves 1 (0)
lancilimba 1 (0)
langenburgiana from Tukuyu (= Neu Langenburg during the German colonial rule), Mbeya Region, Tanzania 0 (1)
lantana resembling species of the genera Lantana 1 (0)
laotica 0 (1)
laoticum from Laos 0 (1)
lappa burr, plant bearing burrs (short, stiff bristles or hooks) 1 (0)
lappacea burdock-like 1 (0)
lappaceum resembling Greater Burdock, Arctium lappa 1 (1)
laricinus Larix-like (e.g. leaves as in Asparagus) 1 (0)
laro 0 (1)
lasia woolly 0 (1)
lasianthum with woolly flowers 2 (0)
lasiocarpum woolly fruit 0 (2)
lateriflora lateral flowers 0 (1)
lateriticola grows in lateritic soil 0 (1)
lathyroides resembling Lathryus 1 (0)
latidens broad-toothed 0 (1)
latifolia with broad leaves 9 (9)
latifolium with broad leaves 2 (4)
latifolius with broad leaves 2 (1)
laurentianus 1 (0)
laurentii in honor of Emile Laurent (1861-1904), Belgian botanist 0 (2)
laurifolia laurel-leaved 1 (0)
laurocerasus cherry-laurel; generic name derived from the Latin laurus, 'laurel' and cerasus, 'cherry' 1 (1)
lavandulifolia Lavender-leaved 1 (1)
laxiflora loose flowered 0 (5)
laxiflorum loose flowered 1 (1)
laxum loose, slack, relaxed 1 (2)
laxus loose, slack, relaxed 0 (1)
lebbeck 1 (0)
lebomboensis from Lebombo Mountains; a long, narrow mountain range in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique 1 (0)
ledermannii 0 (1)
legatii in honor of Charles Edward Legat (1876-1966), Scottish Chief Conservator of Forests in South Africa 0 (1)
leianthiflora 0 (1)
leichtlinii in honor of Maximilian Leichtlin (1831-1910), German botanist 1 (0)
leiocarpus smooth fruit 1 (0)
leiodermis smooth epidermis 0 (1)
leistneriana 0 (1)
lenkoranicum 0 (1)
lentiscifolia 0 (1)
lentiscus from lat. lentus = tough, resistant, tenacious in reference to the gum of Pistacia lentiscus 1 (0)
leontopetaloides fringed petals resembling a lion's mane 1 (0)
leonurus name given by Beryn. to Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br. 1 (1)
leopoldii in honor of King Leopold I or II of Belgium, cloud be also in reference to Lake Leopold (Lake Mai-Ndombe) or Mount Leopold (near Kinsuka, Kinshasa) both in the Democratic Republic of The Congo 0 (1)
leprieurii 0 (1)
leptophloeos 1 (0)
leptophylla fine or slender leaves 0 (2)
leptophyllum fine or slender leaves 0 (2)
leptophyllus fine or small leaves 0 (1)
leptopus slender stalked 1 (1)
leucadea 0 (2)
leucantha bearing white flowers 2 (2)
leucanthemifolius 1 (0)
leucocephala white headed 2 (0)
leucocephalum white headed 0 (1)
leucoglottis 0 (1)
leucopoda 0 (1)
leucopyrus 0 (1)
leucosperma with white (smooth, glossy) seeds 0 (1)
leucospermum with white (smooth, glossy) seeds 0 (1)
leysseri 0 (1)
libanotis lat. for Rosemary 1 (0)
libassii 0 (2)
liberica from Liberia 1 (0)
liebmannii in honor of Frederick Michael Liebmann (1813-1856), Danish botanist 0 (1)
ligulata possessing a ligula, a small tongue 0 (1)
ligustrina resembles Ligustrum 2 (0)
ligustrinum resembles Ligustrum 0 (1)
lilacina 0 (1)
limana 0 (1)
limbata bordered, as with another colour 1 (0)
limon from the Persian name, limoun, Arabic, limun, for the lemon and other Citrus fruits 1 (0)
limosum 0 (1)
limosus 0 (1)
limphaticus connected to water 0 (1)
linarifolium linear-leaved 1 (0)
linearifolia narrow linear parallel-sided leaves 1 (2)
linearis of uniform width 1 (2)
lineata linear, striped with a parallel line 0 (2)
lingua tongue-shaped 2 (3)
lingulata 0 (1)
lingulatus 0 (1)
linifolia leaves like Linum (flax) 4 (1)
linifolium leaves like Linum (flax) 1 (1)
linnaeana named in honor of Carl von Linné, 18th century Swedish botanist often referred to as the father of modern taxonomy 0 (1)
linnaeanum named in honor of Carl von Linné, 18th century Swedish botanist often referred to as the father of modern taxonomy 1 (0)
linnaei 0 (2)
liriodendrum 0 (1)
lishmannii in honor of Lishmann, who sent 1871 L. lancifolium from Japan to England 0 (1)
litchi 0 (1)
litoralis found on the seashore 0 (1)
littoralis found on the seashore 8 (20)
littorea found on the seashore 1 (1)
liturata blotted, smeared 0 (1)
liukiuensis 0 (1)
lividus dull, grayish, leaden blue 1 (1)
lobata divided into or bearing lobes 1 (0)
lobatum divided into or bearing lobes 0 (1)
lobatus divided into or bearing lobes 1 (1)
lobbiana 0 (1)
lobelii 0 (1)
lobulata 0 (1)
lodense 0 (1)
lodomiriensis from the former Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeri, this historical region in Eastern Europe is divided today between Poland and Ukraine 0 (1)
loeselii in honor of Johann Loesel (1607-1657), German physician and botanist 1 (0)
loiseleurii 0 (1)
lonchophylla 0 (1)
longa elongated, long 0 (1)
longeramosa long-branched 1 (0)
longibracteata with long bracts 0 (2)
longicaulis long-stemmed 1 (1)
longiflora having long flowers 1 (0)
longifolia having long leaves 7 (10)
longifolium having long leaves 2 (3)
longifolius having long leaves 0 (1)
longipedunculata with a long inflorescence stalk 1 (0)
longipes long-stalked 0 (6)
longipetala with long petals 0 (1)
longisetum with long bristles 0 (1)
lorantha strap-shaped 1 (0)
lorentii 0 (2)
lotoides resembles Lotus 1 (0)
louisianum from Lousisna, USA 0 (1)
loureiroi in honor of João de Loureiro (1717-1791), Portuguese Jesuit missionary and botanist 0 (1)
lucida shining, glistening, reflecting 1 (1)
lucidum glossy 2 (0)
luciliae honors Lucile Boissier (1822-1849), wife of Swiss Botanist Pierre Edmond Bossier (1810-1885) 1 (1)
lugubre 0 (1)
lupinoides 0 (1)
lupulina hop-like, resembling hop 1 (0)
lupulus from Latin lupus (wolf), because when it grows among willows, it strangles them by its light, climbing embraces, like a wolf among sheep 1 (0)
lurida 0 (3)
lusitanica from Portugal 6 (2)
lusitanicum from Portugal 2 (0)
lusitanicus from Portugal 0 (2)
lusitanus of Portugal 1 (0)
lutea distinct yellow, a full yellow 4 (6)
luteo-album yellow-white 1 (0)
luteocruciatum 0 (1)
luteola yellowly 1 (0)
lutescens yellowish 2 (1)
lutetiana from Paris (Lutetia Parisiorum in latin) 1 (0)
luteum distinct yellow, a full yellow 0 (2)
luteus distinct yellow, a full yellow 1 (1)
luzonensis 0 (1)
luzulina having the form of or similarity to genus Luzula (flax) 1 (0)
lychnitis resembling species of the genera Lychnis 1 (1)
lycioides resembling Lycium 2 (0)
lycocarpum wolf's fruit - fruit important part of the diet for the Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) 1 (0)
lycoctonum wolf-murder 1 (0)
lydiae 0 (2)
lyrata lyre-shaped 1 (0)