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nocturnum is Latin (nocturnal, by night, nightly) meaning 'night-flowering'. [See Cestrum nocturnum.]

nodiflora is derived from Latin nodosus (knobbly, knotty) and -flora (flowered) components meaning 'flowering at the stem joints'. [See Phyla nodiflora.]

nodosus is Latin (knobbly, knotty) meaning 'with conspicuous nodes or joints'. [See Fucus nodosus, Potamogeton nodosus, Scrophularia nodosa.]

Nolana [genus name] is derived from Latin nola (small bell) with reference to the shape of the flower. [See Nolana.]

noli-me-tangere means 'touch me not' thus stressing the relatively violent seed eruption when the fruit is ripe. [See Impatiens noli-me-tangere.]

Noronhia [genus name] commemorates a Spanish traveller and naturalist, Fernando de Noronha who died in 1787. (This has nothing to do with the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago which lies to the north-east of Brazil.) [See Noronhia.]

norvegica means 'of or from Norway'. [See Potentilla norvegica.]

Nothoscordum [genus name] is derived from Greek nothos (false, spurious, bastard) and skordon (garlic) components with reference to the plants which, though devoid of the characteristic flavour or smell, are related to Allium species. [See Nothoscordum.]

nucifera is derived from Latin nucleus (nut) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'bearing nuts'. [See Cocos nucifera, Nelumbo nucifera.]

nuciferum is derived from Latin nucleus (nut) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'producing nuts'. [See Caryocar nuciferum.]


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