Botanical Latin Words - N

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Page numbers below are from the Ray Society’s 1957 facsimile of the first edition (1753) of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus.

nato, -are, -avi, -atum - verb, 1st conjugation: to swim, to float
    natantibus - present active participle, ablative plural feminine [p. 126. (Potamogeton natans)]
    natantibus - present active participle, ablative plural neuter [p. 1168. (Byssus flos-aquae)]
nectarium, -i - noun, 2nd declension, neuter: nectary
   nectarii - genitive singular [p. 17. (Pinguicula lusitanica), p. 214. (Asclepias purpurascens), p. 289. (Narcissus poeticus, Narcissus pseudonarcissus), p. 291. (Pancratium carolinianum), p. 939. (Orchis bifolia, Orchis ciliaris, Orchis cucullata, Orchis susannae), p. 940. (Orchis coriophora, Orchis cubitalis, Orchis morio, Orchis pyramidalis), p. 941. (Orchis latifolia, Orchis militaris, Orchis ustulata), p. 942. (Orchis conopsea, Orchis flava, Orchis maculata), p. 943. (Orchis abortiva, Orchis fuscescens, Orchis psycodes, Orchis spectabilis, Orchis strateumatica), p. 944. (Satyrium albidum, Satyrium hircinum, Satyrium nigrum, Satyrium viride), p. 945. (Ophrys corallorhiza, Ophrys nidus-avis, Ophrys spiralis, Satyrium epipogium), p. 946. (Ophrys cernua, Ophrys lilifolia, Ophrys ovata), p. 947. (Ophrys loeselii, Ophrys monophyllos, Ophrys monochris, Ophrys paludosa), p. 948. (Ophrys alpina, Ophrys anthropophora, Ophrys camtschatea, Ophrys insectifera), p. 949. (Serapias helleborine), p. 950. (Serapias lingua)]
   nectariis - ablative plural [p. 530. (Delphinium consolida), p. 531. (Delphinium ajacis, Delphinium elatum, Delphinium grandiflorum, Delphinium peregrinum, Delphinium staphisagria), p. 533. (Aquilegia alpina, Aquilegia canadensis, Aquilegia vulgaris), p. 556. (Trollius europeus), p. 557. (Trollius asiaticus), p. 613. (Antirrhinum triste), p. 784. (Hypericum aegypticum), p. 937. (Impatiens chinensis, Impatiens cornuta, Impatiens latifolia), p. 938. (Impatiens balsamina), p. 957. (Passiflora murucuja)]
   nectariisque = nectariis (ablative plural) + -que (and) [p. 214. (Asclepias amoena)]
   nectario - ablative singular [p. 17. (Pinguicula alpina, Pinguicula vulgaris), p. 18. (Utricularia gibba, Utricularia minor, Utricularia subulata, Utricularia vulgaris), p. 289. (Narcissus bulbocodium), p. 290. (Narcissus jonquilla, Narcissus serotinus, Narcissus tazetta), p. 291. (Pancratium illyricum), p. 308. (Ornithogalum nutans), p. 514. (Tilia americana, Tilia europaea), p. 623. (Biscutella auriculata), p. 935. (Viola calcarata)]
   nervos - ablative plural masculine [p. 369. (Laurus cinnamomum), p. 537. (Annonq asiatica)]
nervosus, -a, -um - adjective, group A: nerved, veined
   nervosis - ablative plural neuter [p. 1. (Canna angustifolia, Canna indica), p. 30. (Piper acuminatum), p. 132. (Lithospermum virginianum), p. 276. (Statice flexuosa), p. 291. (Pancratium amboinense), p. 356. (Daphne tartonraira), p. 423. (Arenaria trinervia), p. 549. (Ranunculus parnassifolius), p. 729. (Orobus pyrenaicus), p. 790. (Scorzonera humilis), p. 837. (Eupatorium altissimum), p. 850. (Gnaphalium grandiflorum), p. 883. (Inula ensifolia), p. 952. (Epidendrum nervosis)]
nervus, -i - noun, 2nd declension, masculine: nerve, vein
   nervis - ablative plural [p. 2. (Curcuma longa, Curcuma rotunda), p. 29. (Piper aduncum, Piper malamiris), p. 208. (Cerbera manghas), p. 369. (Laurus camphora, Laurus cassia), p. 390. (Melastoma grossularioides, Melastoma holosericea), p. 904. (Helianthus annuus), p. 905. (Helianthus multiflorus, Helianthus tuberosus)]
neuter, neutra, neutrum - adjective, group A: neither
   neutro - ablative singular masculine [p. 86. (Triticum spelta)]
niger, nigra, nigrum - adjective, group A: black
   niger - nominative singular [p. 1141. (Lichen atroalbus)]
   nigra - nominative singular feminine [p. 1182. (Clavaria digitata), p. 1185. (Mucor embolus)]
   nigris - ablative plural feminine [p. 331. (Loranthus americanus), p. 1040. (Lichen geographicus, Lichen scriptus), p. 1174. (Agaricus fimetarius)]
   nigris - ablative plural [fem./neut.] [p. 1040. (Lichen rugosum)]
   nigris - ablative plural neuter [p. 1143. (Lichen sablunensis)]
   nigro - ablative singular masculine [p. 1175. (Agaricus androsaceus), p. 1185. (Mucor lichenoides, Mucor sphaerocephalus)]
nigrico, -are, —, — - verb, 1st conjugation: to become black
   nigricantibus - present active participle, ablative plural feminine [p. 1175. (Agaricus separatus)]
nitidus, -a, -um - adjective, group A: shiny
   nitidis - ablative plural masculine [p. 206. (Illecebrum paronychia), p. 207. (Illecebrum capitatum)]
   nitidis - ablative plural feminine [p. 68. (Poa flava)]
   nitidis - ablative plural neuter [p. 244. (Athamanta sicula), p. 257. (Scandix cerefolium, Scandix procumbens), p. 392. (Rhododendron maximum), p. 536. (Annona muricata), p. 537. (Annona asiatica), p. 775. (Lotus cretica), p. 848. (Artemisia tanacetifolia), p. 1020. (Salix fusca, Salix incubacca), p. 1143. (Lichen olivaceus)]
   nitido - ablative singular masculine [p. 616. (Antirrhinum monspessulanum)]
   nitidus - nominative singular masculine [p. 1155. (Lichen pubescens)]
niveus, -a, -um - adjective, group A: snow-white
   niveis - ablative plural masculine [p. 1178. (Boletus subsquamosus)]
   niveis - ablative plural feminine [p. 1174. (Agaricus extinctorius)]
nodosus, -a, -um - adjective, group A: knotted
   nodosis - ablative plural masculine [p. 1070. (Acrostichum nodosum), p. 1152. (Lichen digitatus)]
   nodosis - ablative plural feminine [p. 57. (Panicum sanguinale), p. 662. (Cheiranthus lacerus, Cheiranthus trilobus), p. 1170. (Spongia nodosa)]
   nodosis - ablative plural neuter [p. 998. (Fagus pumila)]
   nodoso-articulatis = nodoso- (combining form of group A adjective nodosus, -a, -um) + articulatis (ablative plural neuter of group A adjective articulatus, -a, -um) [p. 327. (Juncus articulatus)]
   nodoso-verrucosis = nodoso- (combining form of group A adjective nodosus, -a, -um) + verrucosis (ablative plural neuter of group A adjective verrucosus, -a, -um) [p. 1010. (Cucurbita verrucosa)]
nodus, -i - noun, 2nd declension, masculine: node
   nodo - ablative singular [p. 953. (Epidendrum nodosum)]
noto, -are, -avi, -atum - verb, 1st conjugation: to mark
   notatis - perfect passive participle, ablative plural feminine [p. 736. (Vicia sativa)]
   notatis - perfect passive participle, ablative plural neuter [p. 415. (Cucubalus aegyptiacus), p. 678. (Geranium zonales)]
novemjugo, -are, -avi, -atum - verb, 1st conjugation: to connect
   novemjugatis - perfect passive participle, ablative plural neuter [p. 378. (Cassia tenuissima)]
nudiusculus, -a, -um - adjective, group A: diminutive of bare, nearly bare
   nudiuscula - ablative singular feminine [p. 240. (Tordylium latifolium)]
   nudiusculis - ablative plural masculine [p. 600. (Scutellaria indica), p. 873. (Aster amellus)]
   nudiusculis - ablative plural neuter [p. 178. (Verbascum sinuatum), p. 754. (Glycine bracteata)]
   nudiusculo - ablative singular masculine [p. 47. (Scirpus articulatus), p. 73. (Festuca ovina), p. 304. (Fritillaria persica), p. 400. (Saxifraga bryoides), p. 405. (Saxifraga hypnoides), p. 424. (Arenaria laricifolia), p. 880. (Solidago noveboracensis)]
nudo, -are, -avi, -atum - verb, 1st conjugation: to make bare
   nudatis - perfect passive participle, ablative plural neuter [p. 178. (Verbascum sinuatum)]
nudus, -a, -um - adjective, group A: naked
   nuda - nominative singular feminine [p. 450. (Euphorbia canariensis, Euphorbia heptagona), p. 451. (Euphorbia cereiformis, Euphorbia mammillaris, Euphorbia officinarum), p. 452. (Euphorbia viminalis), p. 1068. (Acrostichum septentrionale), p. 1082. (Polypodium lanceolatum), p. 1085. (Polypodium pectinatum)]
   nuda - ablative singular feminine [p. 50. (Scirpus mucronatus), p. 113. (Plantago lanceolata), p. 1045. (Andropogon divaricatum)]
   nudis - ablative plural masculine [p. 45. (Cyperus elegans), p. 48. (Scirpus fluitans), p. 50. (Scirpus ferrugineus), p. 51. (Scirpus sylvaticus), p. 53. (Eriophorum alpinum), p. 93. (Leucadendron hypophyllocarpodendron), p. 100. (Scabiosa argentea), p. 206. (Illecebrum verticillatum), p. 219. (Chenopodium botrys, Chenopodium murale), p. 275. (Statice reticulata), p. 309. (Scilla autumnalis), p. 351. (Vaccinium ligustrinum, Vaccinium oxycoccos), p. 394. (Andromeda paniculata), p. 471. (Myrtus brasiliana), p. 559. (Passerina ciliata), p. 570. Nepeta nuda), p. 616. (Antirrhinum monspessulanum), p. 634. (Ruellia clandestina), p. 642. (Draba verna), p. 650. (Alyssum spinosum), p. 654. (Cardamine nudicaulis), p. 686. (Napaea hermaphrodita), p. 719. (Ononis rotundifolia), p. 720. (Anthyllis hermanniae), p. 772. (Trifolium agrarium), p. 808. (Hyoseris radiata), p. 821. (Carduus crispus), p. 866. (Senecio divaricatus, Tussilago alba, Tussilago hybrida), p. 872. (Aster fruticosus), p. 875. (Aster annuus), p. 876. (Aster vernus), p. 887. (Tagetes erecta), p. 894. (Anthemis chia), p. 896. (Anthemis millefolia), p. 900. (Sigesbeckia occidentalis), p. 904. (Buphthalmum grandiflorum, Buphthalmum salicifolium), p. 997. (Fagus castanea), p. 1052. (Valantia articulata), p. 1068. (Acrostichum digitatum)]
   nudis - ablative plural feminine [p. 78. (Stipa avenacea, Stipa juncea), p. 117. (Cornus sanguinea), p. 119. (Oldenlandia umbellata), p. 197. (Celastrus pyracanthus), p. 336. (Rumex aquaticus, Rumex bucephalophorus), p. 500. (Geum virginianum), p. 501. (Geum urbanum), p. 524. (Cistus albida, Cistus crispa, Cistus halimifolia, Cistus monspeliensis, Cistus salvifolia), p. 712. (Aspalathus verrucosa), p. 866. (Tussilago hieracifolius), p. 867. (Senecio pseudochina, Senecio vulgaris), p. 973. (Carex leporina), p. 977. (Carex capillaris)]
   nudis - ablative plural neuter [p. 76. (Bromus purgans), (Myosotis apula), p. 178. (Verbascum osbeckii), p. 203. (Vitis vulpina), p. 215. (Asclepias variegata), p. 247. (Ferula orientalis), p. 265. (Rhus glabra), p. 266. (Rhus radicans), p. 357. (Daphne cneorum), p. 392. (Rhododendron dauricum, Rhododendron hirsutum), p. 402. (Saxifraga hirculus), p. 403. (Saxifraga aizoides), p. 435. (Agrostemma githago), p. 489. (Spiraea salicifolia), p. 493. (Rubus caesius, Rubus hispidus), p. 494. (Rubus saxatilis), p. 542. (Anemone narcissifolia), p. 572. (Lavandula spica), p. 587. (Phlomis leonurus), p. 732. (Lathyrus tuberosus), p. 749. (Hedysarum violaceum), p. 750. (Hedysarum coronarium), p. 757. (Astragalus uliginosus), p. 760. (Astragalus physodes), p. 765. (Trifolium creticum, Trifolium indicum, Trifolium italicum, Trifolium officinale, Trifolium polonicum), p. 766. (Trifolium corniculatum, Trifolium ornithopodioides), p. 802. (Hieracium paniculatum), p. 808. (Hyoseris foetida), p. 814. (Echinops sphaerocephalus), p. 820. (Carduus leucographus), p. 841. (Chrysocoma biflora), p. 854. (Gnaphalium purpureum), p. 891. (Matricaria recutita), p. 894. (Anthemis cotula), p. 899. (Achillea millefolium)]
   nudis - ablative plural [gender?] [p. 1041. (Ruscus aculeatus, Ruscus hypophyllum)]
   nudo - ablative singular masculine [p. 1. (Amomum zerumbet, Amomum zingiber)), p. 11. (Veronica aphylla), [p. 18. (Utricularia bifida, Utricularia caerulea), p. 38. (Iris aphylla), p. 42. (Schoenus mucronatus), p. 43. (Schoenus compressus, Schoenus ferrugineus, Schoenus nigricans), p. 44. (Cyperus articulatus, Cyperus minimus), p. 45. (Cyperus elegans, Cyperus esculentus), p. 46. (Cyperus compressus, Cyperus flavescens, Cyperus fuscus, Cyperus odoratus), p. 47. (Cyperus papyrus, Cyperus strigosus, Scirpus palustris), p. 48. (Scirpus acicularis, Scirpus capitatus, Scirpus cespitosus, Scirpus geniculatus, Scirpus lacustris), p. 49. (Scirpus capillaris, Scirpus holoschoenus, Scirpus romanus, Scirpus setaceus, Scirpus supinus), p. 50. (Scirpus dichotomus, Scirpus echinatus, Scirpus mucronatus), p. 51. (Scirpus spadiceus), p. 97. (Globularia nudicaulis), p. 112. (Plantago major], p. 179. (Verbascum myconi), p. 274. (Aralia nudicaulis, Statice armeria, Statice limonium), p. 275. (Statice cordata, Statice echioides), p. 276. (Statice echinus, Statice flexuosa, Statice suffruticosa), p. 283. (Crassula nudicaulis), p. 299. (Allium nutans, Allium senescens), p. 300, (Allium angulosum, Allium cepa, Allium triquetrum, Allium ursinum), p. 301. (Allium chamaemoly, Allium fistulosum, Allium moly, Allium schoenoprasum, Allium tenuissimum), p. 303. (Fritillaria imperialis, Fritillaria regia), p. 309. (Asphodelus fistulosus), p. 310. (Asphodelus ramosus), p. 314. (Convallaria majalis), p. 326. (Juncus conglomeratus, Juncus effusus, Juncus filiformis, Juncus inflexus, Juncus trifidus), p. 327. (Juncus squarrosus), p. 399. (Saxifraga androsacea, Saxifraga caesia), p. 400. (Saxifraga stellaris), p. 401. (Saxifraga crassifolia, Saxifraga geum, Saxifraga nivalis, Saxifraga punctata, Saxifraga rotundifolia/hirsuta), p. 406. (Mitella nuda), p. 428. Averrhoa bilimbi), p. 456. (Euphorbia tuberosa), p. 507. (Papaver alpinum, Papaver nudicaule), p. 509. (Argemone pyrenaica), p. 540. (Anemone sylvestris), p. 550. (Ranunculus bullatus), p. 596. (Horminum pyrenaicum), p. 621. (Scrophularia canina), p. 642. (Draba alpina, Draba pyrenaica), p. 643. (Lepidium nudicaule), p. 650. (Iberis nudicaulis), p. 665. (Arabis grandiflora), p. 699. (Fumaria cucullaria), p. 702. (Polygala sibirica), p. 749. (Hedysarum nudiflorum), p. 767. (Trifolium alpinum), p. 800. (Hieracium auricula, Hieracium dubium, Hieracium hedypnoides, Hieracium venosum), p. 801. (Hieracium praemorsum), p. 802. (Hieracium gmelini), p. 805. (Crepis bursifolia), p. 809. (Hyoseris minima), p. 811. (Hypochaeris glabra, Hypochaeris radicata), p. 886. (Bellis perennis, Doronicum bellidiastrum), p. 922. (Calendula nudicaulis), p. 939. (Orchis cucullata), p. 946. (Ophrys lilifolia), p. 947. (Ophrys loeselii, Ophrys monochris, Ophrys monophyllos), p. 948. (Ophrys alpina), p. 954. (Epidendrum moniliforme), p. 975. (Carex montana), p. 1061. (Equisetum arvense), p. 1062. (Equisetum hyemale), p. 1159. (Fucus spiralis), p. 1174. (Agaricus extinctorius, Agaricus mammulus), p. 1175. (Agaricus campanulatus, Agaricus fragilis), p. 1178. (Phallus esculentus)]
   nudo - ablative singular neuter [p. 847. (Artemisia pontica)]
   nudum - nominative singular neuter [p. 1068. (Acrostichum dichotomum, Acrostichum pectinatum)]
nullus, -a, -um - adjective, irregular: absent
   nulla - ablative singular feminine [p. 379. (Cassia javanica)]
   nullis - ablative plural masculine [p. 118. (Cornus canadensis), p. 365. (Paullinia asiatica), p. 462. (Euphorbia hyberna), p. 1010. (Momordica elaterium)]
   nullis - ablative plural feminine [p. 715. (Crotalaria laburnifolia), p. 716. (Crotalaria incana)]
   nullis - ablative plural neuter [p. 236. (Bupleurum rotundifolium)]
   nullo - ablative singular neuter [p. 41. (Commelina nudiflora), p. 1138. (Marchantia hemisphaerica)]
numerosus, -a, -um - adjective, group A: numerous
   numerosis - ablative plural masculine [p. 20. (Verbena spuria), p. 50. (Scirpus ferrugineus), p. 307. (Ornithogalum pyramidale), p. 762. (Astragalus tragacanthoides)]
   numerosis - ablative plural feminine [p. 71. (Dactylis cynosuroides)]
   numerosis - ablative plural neuter [p. 373. (Sophora alopecuroides, Sophora tomentosa), p. 541. (Anemone apennina), p. 643. (Draba incana)]
   numerosissimis - superlative degree, ablative plural masculine [p. 2. (Curcuma longa), p. 253. (Bubon macedonicum)]
   numerosissimis - superlative degree, ablative plural neuter [p. 522. (Mimosa pennata), p. 743. (Coronilla varia)]
nuto, -are, -avi, -atum - verb, 1st conjugation: to nod
   nutante - present active participle, ablative singular masculine [p. 114. (Plantago cretica), p. 145. (Cyclamen indicum), p. 326. (Juncus filiformis)]
   nutante - present active participle, ablative singular feminine [p. 66. (Melica nutans), p. 74. (Festuca duriuscula, Festuca myuros), p. 76. (Bromus ciliatus, Bromus purgans), p. 77. (Bromus arvensis, Bromus giganteus, Bromus tectorum), p. 330. (Juncus spicatus), p. 1043. (Musa paradisiaca), p. 1045. (Andropogon nutans), p. 1110. (Mnium hygrometricum), p. 1111. (Mnium annotinum)]
   nutantibus - present active participle, ablative plural masculine [p. 165. (Campanula lilifolia), p. 167. (Campanula saxatilis), p. 183. (Physalis pubescens), p. 351. (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), p. 501. (Geum rivale), p. 798. (Prenanthes alba), p. 847. (Artemisia annua, Artemisia pontica), p. 1153. (Lichen rangiferinus)]
   nutantibus - present active participle, ablative plural feminine [p. 186. (Solanum nigrum), p. 214. (Asclepias syriaca), p. 259. (Seseli pimpinelloides), p. 574. (Sideritis canariensis), p. 589. (Origanum dictamnum, Origanum sipyleum), p. 596. (Dracocephalum nutans), p. 1103. (Lycopodium cernuum)]
   nutantibus - present active participle, ablative plural neuter [p. 179. (Datura arborea, Datura metel), p. 319. (Yucca draconis), p. 774. (Lotus peregrinus)]


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