Glossary


Napiform
A long swollen but tapering root – like a parsnip, or carrot.
Native
Naturally occurring in New Zealand (i.e., not introduced accidentally or deliberately by humans).
naturalised
Referring to plants that have escaped from cultivation (including gardens or forest plantations) and can now reproduce in the wild (without human assistance)
Nectary
Organ that produces nectar.
Nectary of Knightia excelsa
Nerve
Prominent vein or rib.
Prominent veins on leaves of Leucopogon fasciculatus
Nerves
Strands of conducting and usually strengthening tissue in a leaves or similar structures
Net veins
Veins that repeatedly divide and re-unite.
Net veins of a Brachyglottis repanda leaf
Net venation
Feather-like or hand-like venation on a leaf.
Net venation of a Brachyglottis repanda leaf
Nival
Growing at high altitudes. From Latin: nivalis, snowy etc. from nix, nivis, snow.
Node
The point at which leaves, branches or roots arise on a stem.
The node of Nestegis lanceolata

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