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NANOBUBON (La)
Bergseldery (Le)
Family: APIACEAE
nanus, = a dwarf; (small) boubon, = the groin, a swelling in the groin. An inflamed swelling or abscess in the glandular parts of the body, esp. the groin or armpits, which was an ordinary symptom of the plague in the 17th c. – bubo plague. (name alludes to similarity with Notobubon and difference in habit)
(ld, BL, Ox, Mg)
So named according to Pliny from its pungency. (Narium tormento) nasus, = a nose; torto, tortare, = to writhe in torture.
(Ox, Ws)
For Daniel Nebel (1664-1733).**
(Ox)
For Christian Gottfried Nees von Esenbeck (1776-1858).**
(Ch)
NEMESIA (G)
Cape Snapdragon(Le) Kaapse Leeubekkie (Wf) Nemesia
Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE
nemeseia, = (Νέμεσίς) the feast of Nemesis,** just or deserved indignation, anger at anything unjust, righteous resentment nemo, = (ΝΕΜΩ) to dwell in, inhabit, occupy; nemos, = (νέμοσ) a wooded pasture, grove. Greek name used by Dioscorides,** ((circa 40 – 90 AD), Greek writer), for some similar plant, referring to their habitat.
(LS, Cl)
NENAX (La)

Family: RUBIACEAE
nenia, = a funeral song, song of lamentation, dirge; a mournful song; (Nenia,** the goddess of funeral songs, the dirge-goddess).
(ld)
nephros, = the kidneys; thece, = a case to put anything in, a box, chest.
(LS)
NERINE
Nerine (Le)
Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE
After Nerine.**
(Ch)
For Neville Stuart Pillans (1884-1964).**
(Ch)
NIDORELLA (La)
Vleikruid (Le)
Family: ASTERACEAE
nidor, = a vapour, steam, smell, from anything boiled, roasted, burned; -ellus, = diminutive.
(ld, BL)
For James Niven (1776-1827).**
(Ch)
NOTOBUBON (G)
Bush Parsley (Wf)
Family: APIACEAE
notos, = the, south; (southern) boubon, = the groin, a swelling in the groin. An inflamed swelling or abscess in the glandular parts of the body, esp. the groin or armpits, which was an ordinary symptom of the plague in the 17th c. – bubo plague. (was once part of genus Bubon)
(LS, BL, Ox, An)
NYLANDTIA
Tortoise Berry(Le) Skilpadbessie Bolbessie
Family: POLYGALACEAE
For Pierre (Petrus - Peter) Nylandt.** Nylandtia spinosa was first described as Polygala spinosa by Linnaeus in 1751 and 1753. The Belgian botanist Barthelemy Dumortier (1822) recognized that it belonged to a genus different from Polygala and named it Nylandtia for some unknown reason.
(Ch)
NYMPHOIDES (G)
Geelwateruintjie (Le)
Family: MENYANTHACEAE
Nymphae, = the spirits of fountains, rivers, the sea, woods, trees and mountains; [Nymphs**] -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of. (resembling Nymphaea, the water lily)
(Ws, BL, Le)