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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, = the nose; the nose as a seat of quick smell; nares, narium, = the nostrils, the nose; torto, tortare, = to torture, torment.
(Ox, ld)
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)
NOTHOSCORDUM (G)
Onion Weed (Le)
Family: ALLIACEAE
nothos, = illegitimate, spurious, counterfeit, adulterated; (false) skordon, = garlic, (La. alium).
(LS, Le)
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)
NYMPHAEA (La)
Water Lily(Le)
Family: NYMPHAEACEAE
nymphae, = demi-goddesses who inhabit the sea, rivers, fountains,woods, trees and mountains; nymphs. The Nymphs** (Νύμφαι), were deities who peopled the countryside, woods and, streams. They were the spirits of the fields and of nature in general, personifying its fecundity and gracefulness.
(ld, BL)
NYMPHOIDES (G)
Geelwateruintjie (Le)
Family: MENYANTHACEAE
Nymphae, = demi-goddesses, who inhabit the sea, rivers, fountains, woods and mountain; nymphs; [Nymphs**] -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of. nymphaea, = the water-lily. (resembling Nymphaea, the water lily)
(ld, BL, Le)