Definition of Knightia
1. Noun. Small genus of trees or shrubs of New Zealand and New Caledonia.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Proteaceae, Protea Family, Proteaceae
Member holonyms: New Zealand Honeysuckle, Rewa-rewa
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Literary usage of Knightia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of Meeting by ANZAAS, ANZAAS. (1890)
"N^OTES ON THE FERTILISATION OF Knightia. By TF CHEESEMAN, FL S., Curator of the Auckland Museum. SOME years ago I published in the New Zealand Journal of ..."
2. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1901)
"In passing, it is to be remarked that the leaf named Knightia is a very ... Each contains one species only in New Zealand, Knightia being peculiar to it. ..."
3. University of California Publications. Bulletin of the Department of by University of California (1868-1952) (1910)
"different from Knightia alta (Leidy), also found in the Green River shales. ... In Knightia the body is more elongate than in Diplomystus, ..."
4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (1915)
"... shows any relation to New Zealand, and points out that Knightia Andreae, ... Knightia excelsa R. Br., is the only hint at an affinity with Australia, ..."
5. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1866)
"... to keep the Australian plant distinct as a genus until further comparisons can be instituted. Meanwhile the plant has passed to some museums as Knightia ..."