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neapolitanum means 'of or from Naples, Italy'. [See Allium neapolitanum, Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum.]

nectarina is probably derived from Latin nectar (nectar, honey, sweet or pleasant drink) with reference to the sweetness of the fruit. [See Prunus persica var. nectarina.]

Nectaroscordum [genus name] is derived from Latin nectar (nectar, honey, sweet or pleasant drink) and Greek skorodon (garlic) components. [See ... .]

neglectum is derived from Latin neglego (to neglect, disregard) meaning 'overlooked or previously ignored'. [See Muscari neglectum.]

negundo refers to the leaf shape and is said to be derived ultimately from a Sanskrit and Bengali name. [See Acer negundo.]

Nelumbo [genus name] is a Sinhalese (Sri Lankan) name for lotus (Nelumbo nucifera). [See Nelumbo.]

nemoralis is derived from Latin nemus (gladed woodland, grove, forest) meaning 'of woods, groves or open glades'. [See Poa nemoralis, Solidago nemoralis.]

nemorosa is derived from Latin nemus (gladed woodland, grove, forest) meaning 'of woods, groves or open glades'. [See Anemone nemorosa.]

Neodypsis [genus name] is derived from Greek neo (new) and the genus name Dypsis components meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See Neodypsis.]

Neotinea [genus name] commemorates a Sicilian botanist, Vincenzo Tineo (1791-1856) who was a professor of botany and a director of Palermo botanical garden from 1815-1836, then in 1838 he became chancellor of Palermo University. His published works include Plantarum rariorum Siciliae (1817) and (1846), and Catalogus plantarum horti (1827). [See Neotinea.]


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