Climbing shrubs with bi- or tri-ternate leaves and dioecious flowers. Sepals 6, somewhat fleshy. Petals 6, much smaller. Stamens 6, monadelphous. Carpels 3, seeds numerous. Flowers axillary, violet or purple, male racemose, female solitary. There are two Chilian species. Named in honour of a Spanish botanist.

1. L. biternata. - A tall evergreen climber with the dark glossy green leaves twice ternate. Flowers purple, in drooping racemes, appearing in December. This needs the protection of a wall.