Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems

PIER species listed by scientific name beginning with the letter N

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This table lists all species profiled on PIER with the genus beginning with the letter N.  An alphabetical index to all PIER species is also available. Also, the complete alphabetical of all PIER species is available, but it is a large list and may take a while to load on systems with slower internet connections.  It includes those of environmental concern (including those that are probably of threat only to islands with high elevations) as well as agricultural and ruderal weeds.  Each species is linked by its scientific name to an individual write-up containing relevant information.

Species are listed in alphabetic order.  You can browse this list or use the "find" function on your web browser to search by scientific name.

Can't find it here?  Check the list of synonyms for other names (the more common synonyms are included below) or search other lists and databases available on the Internet.

Stumped by botanical terms?  Here are links to a brief glossary and a search engine for botanical terms.


Scientific name (+Family) Often-used other Latin names Habit Present on
Pacific Islands?
Primarily a threat
at high elevations?
Najas graminea   (Hydrocharitaceae)   aquatic herb Yes No
Najas guadalupensis   (Hydrocharitaceae) Caulinia guadalupensis Spreng. aquatic herb Yes No
Najas marina   (Hydrocharitaceae)   aquatic herb No No
Nandina domestica   (Berberidaceae)   shrub Yes No
Nassella cernua   (Poaceae) Stipa cernua Stebbins & A. Lõve grass Yes Yes
Nassella tenuissima   (Poaceae) Stipa tenuissima Trin. grass No No
Nasturtium microphyllum   (Brassicaceae) Rorippa microphylla (Boenn. ex Rchb.) Hyl. ex Á. Löve & D. Löve herb Yes No
Nelumbo nucifera   (Nelumbonaceae) Nelumbo speciosa Willd. aquatic herb Yes No
Neonotonia wightii   (Fabaceae) Glycine javanica auct.; Glycine wightii (Wight & Arnott.) Verdc.; Notonia wightii Graham ex Wight & Arn. vine Yes No
Nephrolepis exaltata   (Lomariopsidaceae) Polypodium exaltatum L. fern Yes No
Neptunia oleracea   (Fabaceae) Neptunia natans auct.; Neptunia prostrata auct. aquatic herb Yes No
Neptunia plena   (Fabaceae) Mimosa plena L. aquatic herb No No
Nerium oleander   (Apocynaceae) Nerium indicum Mill.; Nerium odorum Aiton shrub Yes No
Neyraudia reynaudiana   (Poaceae) Arundo reynaudiana Kunth grass No No
Nicandra physalodes   (Solanaceae)   herb Yes No
Nicotiana glauca   (Solanaceae)   tree Yes No
Nicotiana tabacum   (Solanaceae)   herb Yes No
Nopalea cochenillifera   (Cactaceae) Cactus cochenillifer L.; Opuntia cochenillifera (L.) Mill. tree Yes No
Norantea guianensis   (Marcgraviaceae)   vine No No
Noronhia emarginata   (Oleaceae) Olea emarginata Lam. tree Yes No
Nymphaea spp.   (Nymphaeaceae)   aquatic herb Yes No
Nypa fruticans   (Arecaceae) Nipa fruticans Thunb. shrub Yes No

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