Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

nana - nicaeensis

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

nana
nanae
dwarf (female)
nananannoun/fa female dwarf
Achillea nana L.
naniflorus
naniflora
naniflorum
dwarf flowered
nanusnannoun/mναννοϛ, νανοϛ
a dwarf
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Hexastylis naniflora Blomquist
nanum
nani
dwarf (neuter)
nanumnannoun/ma dwarf (neuter), not used classically but can be derived from nanus/nana (male/female)
Eritrichium nanum (Vill.) Schrad. ex Gaudin
nanus
nani
dwarf (male)
nanusnannoun/mναννοϛ, νανοϛ
a dwarf
Erigeron nanus Nutt.
napellus
napelli
little turnip
napusnapnoun/mturnip
ellusellnoun/msubstantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns: diminutive
Aconitum napellus L.
natans
natans
natans
floating
natansnatantpparnato
to swim, to float
Allium natans Rydb.
natrix
natrices
water snake
natrixnatricnoun/fa water-snake
Ononis natrix L.
nauseosus
nauseosa
nauseosum
very sickening
nauseanausenoun/fναυσια
nausea, vomiting, sea-sickness
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Ericameria nauseosa (Pallas ex Pursh) Nesom & Baird
Chrysothamnus nauseosus (Pallas ex Pursh) Britt.
navicularis
navicularis
naviculare
like a small boat
naviculanaviculnoun/fa small boat
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Aconitum naviculare (Brühl) Stapf
Lupinus navicularis Heller
neapolitanus
neapolitana
neapolitanum
of Naples, Italy
neapolitanusneapolitanadjNeapolitanus
(Νεαπολιϛ)
of Neapolis (new town), now Naples, Italy
Santolina neapolitana Jordan & Fourr.
Allium neapolitanum Cyr.
Melilotus neapolitanus auct.
nebulosus
nebulosa
nebulosum
cloudy
nebulosusnebulosadjfoggy, cloudy, dark
Agrostis nebulosa Boiss. & Reut.
neglectus
neglecta
neglectum
overlooked
neglectusneglectpparneglected, despised
Antennaria neglecta Greene
Muscari neglectum Guss. ex Ten.
Astragalus neglectus (Torr. & Gray) Sheldon
nemoralis
nemoralis
nemorale
of woods
nemoralisnemoraladjof or in a wood or grove
Epidendrum nemorale Lindl.
Solidago nemoralis Ait.
nemoris
nemorum
of the wood(s)
generative of nemusnemornoun/nwoods with open meadows for cattle
Stellaria nemorum L.
nemorosus
nemorosa
nemorosum
of woods
nemorosusnemorosadjfull of woods, woody
Anemone nemorosa L.
Anemonidium nemorosum (L.) Holub
Penstemon nemorosus Trautv.
nervosus
nervosa
nervosum
veined
nervosusnervosadjsinewy; energetic, nervous
Mahonia nervosa (Pursh) Nutt.
Onopordum nervosum Boiss.
Cenchrus nervosus (Nees) Kuntze
nervulosus
nervulosa
nervulosum
with little veins
nervulusnervulnoun/ma small sinew, tendon, nerve; diminutive of nervus
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Eriogonum nervulosum (S.Stokes) Reveal
nesophilus
nesophila
nesophilum
island loving
nesosnesnoun/fνησοϛ
an island
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
philusphiladjphilos
φιλοσ, ε, ον
loved; loving, friendly, fond
us
Latinizing suffix
Gentianopsis nesophila (Holm) Iltis
Epilobium nesophilum (Fern.) Fern.
nicaeensis
nicaeensis
nicaeense
'of Nice (formerly Nicaea Maritima) so. France; Iznik (formerly Nicaea), Turkey'
nicaeensisnicaeensadjNicaeensis
Nicene, an inhabitant of Nice, cities located in present day Turkey, Greece, India and France
Leucojum nicaeense Ardoino
Crepis nicaeensis Balbis ex Pers.