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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.]

Neottia [genus name] is derived from a Greek word meaning 'nest'. [See Neottia.]

nepalensis means 'of or from Nepal or the central Himalayas'. [See Piptanthus nepalensis, Rubus nepalensis.]

Nepeta [genus name] is, for some authorities, a Latin name for an aromatic plant and for others it is derived from the name of the ancient Etruscan city of Nepete (modern Nepi, north of Rome) that was famed for one of the species that grew in quantity there. [See Nepeta.]

nepeta is made up of the genus name Nepeta meaning 'like plants in that (catnip) genus'. [See Clinopodium nepeta.]

nepetoides is made up of the genus name Nepeta and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like species in the Nepeta (catnip) genus'. [See Agastache nepetoides.]

Nephelium [genus name] is derived from Greek nephele (cloud) perhaps with reference to the appearance of the ripe fruit clusters. [See Nephelium.]


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