LACINIATE cut into narrow lobes.
LAMINA the blade of the leaf.
LANCEOLATE lance-shaped, tapering from a broad base to the apex.
LAX loose or limp, not densely arranged.
LECTOTYPE a specimen chosen after the original description to be the type.
LIGULATE star shaped.
LIGNOTUBER woody tuber - tuberous rootstock.
LINEAR narrow with nearly parallel sides.
LOCULUS cavity or chamber of an ovary.
MARCESCENT withering without falling off.
MERICARP the partial fruit of a schizocarp.
MIMICRY protective resemblance to the surroundings, i.e. lithops amongst quartz patches.
MONOCARPIC only flowering and fruiting once.
MONOCHASIAL a cyme in which the branching is continued by a single lateral branch.
MONOTYPIC a genus consisting of one species.