List of Epithets

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

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

nairobensis from Nairobi, Kenya 0 (1)
nairobiensis from Nairobi, Kenya 0 (1)
nana dwarf 0 (1)
nanus 0 (1)
napaulensis from Nepal 1 (0)
napellus little turnip 1 (0)
napus latin for turnip 1 (1)
narbonense from Narbonne, France 1 (0)
narbonensis from Narbonne, France 0 (1)
nasturtium-aquaticum 0 (1)
natalensis from Natal, South Africa 1 (1)
natalitia of births or birthdays 0 (1)
natans swimming, floating on water 0 (1)
natrix in reference to the buck odour of the roots (rhizomes) 2 (0)
naucleiflorum flower of inflorescence similar to the genera Nauclea 1 (0)
nebrodensis from Mount Nebrodi, Sicily, Italy 0 (1)
neesiana in honor of Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1776-1858), German botanist, physician, zoologist, and natural philosopher 1 (0)
neglecta unobserved, insignificant 3 (0)
neglectum unobserved, insignificant 1 (0)
negundo derived from the Sanskrit name of the plant Vitex negundo because of similarity of the leaves 1 (1)
nelumbo 0 (1)
nemoralis sylvan, growing in woods and groves 1 (2)
nemorosa nemoral plants characterizing groundcover in natural broadleaf forests 2 (0)
nemorosum of woods, sylvan 0 (1)
nemorum of woods, sylvan 1 (0)
neoashei in honor of William Willard Ashe (1872-1932), American forester and botanist 0 (1)
neocarneum 1 (0)
neopangaea 0 (1)
nepalensis from or of Nepal 1 (0)
nepetifolia with leaves like Nepeta 1 (1)
nepetifolius with leaves like Nepeta 0 (1)
nephelium alludes to clouds (Greek, nephos=cloud) 0 (2)
neriifolia 0 (1)
nervatus conspicuously veined 1 (0)
nervosa with prominent nerves or veins 1 (1)
nervosus with prominent nerves or veins 0 (2)
nesophila island-loving 1 (0)
nesophyllum 0 (1)
nevadensis of or from Nevada or the Sierra Nevadas 1 (0)
newtonii in honor of Francisco Newton (1864-1909) - Portuguese botanist who collected in Angola 1 (0)
nhanica 0 (1)
nicaeense from Nice in Southern France, or Iznik (formerly Nicaea) in Turkey 0 (1)
nicaeensis from Nice in Southern France, or Iznik (formerly Nicaea) in Turkey 2 (0)
nicaraguensis from Nicaragua 0 (1)
nicolai in honour of Czar Nicholas of Russia (*1796-1855) 1 (0)
niger black, blackness 2 (0)
nigra black, blackness 5 (3)
nigrescens turning black, become blackish 0 (1)
nigricans turning black, become blackish 0 (1)
nigrum black, blackness 4 (0)
nilotica in reference to the ethnic people and the Nilotic language of Kenya, Africa 0 (1)
nipponicum from Japan 0 (1)
niruri name derives from the Indigenous American vernacular name 1 (0)
nitens 0 (1)
nitida shining, smooth and clear, lustrous 2 (2)
nitidum shining, smooth and clear, lustrous 0 (1)
nivale growing near snow, snowy, snow white 0 (1)
nivalis growing near snow, snowy, snow white 1 (0)
nivalomontanum 0 (1)
nivea snow white 0 (1)
niveum snow white 0 (1)
niveus snow white 1 (0)
nobilis noble, stately 1 (1)
nodiflora flowers at the nodes 1 (1)
nodiflorum flowers from nodes 1 (0)
nodosa many-jointed, knotty, swollen 1 (0)
nodosus jointed, knotted 0 (1)
noli-tangere 'noli me tangere' is a Latin phrase meaning 'touch me not' 1 (0)
normale normal, usual, representative of the genus 0 (1)
norvegicum from Norway 1 (0)
nossibeensis from Nosy Be, Madagascar 0 (1)
nubicum of cloudy places 0 (1)
nucifera bearing nuts 2 (0)
nuda naked, bare 1 (3)
nudicaule naked stem 0 (1)
nudicaulis having naked stem, denude of leaves 2 (1)
nudiflora bare flowers 0 (1)
nudiflorum flowers emerging early, before or with the spring leaves 1 (0)
numidica from Numidia, a Berber-Libyan kingdom, between Mauritania and Carthage what is now Algeria and a smaller part of western Tunisia, in North Africa 1 (0)
numilis 0 (1)
nummularia round and flat, like a coin 1 (1)
nummulariifolius having round and flat leaves, like a coin 1 (0)
nummularium 1 (0)
nummularius round, coin-shaped 0 (1)
nutans nodding, drooping 2 (3)
nuttallii in honor of Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859), English botanist and zoologist, who worked in America 1 (0)