Definition of Genus Banksia
1. Noun. Important genus of Australian evergreen shrubs or trees with alternate leathery leaves and yellowish flowers.
Group relationships: Family Proteaceae, Protea Family, Proteaceae
Member holonyms: Banksia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Banksia
Literary usage of Genus Banksia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Horticultural Register by Sir Joseph Paxton, Joseph Harrison (1834)
"CULTURE OF THE genus Banksia. In ten days or a fortnight the plants will be up; ... CULTURE OF THE genus Banksia. THE soil most suitable for them is equal ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The allied genus Banksia Linne fil., also confined to Australia in the existing flora, has 7 Upper Cretaceous species—4 Australian and 3 in the North ..."
3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1895)
"It appears that the name of the well-known Australian genus Banksia realty belongs to Pimelea ; the species are therefore to be renamed, and Banksia is to ..."
4. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1837)
"We principally noticed, in the small green-house, twenty species of the genus Mimosa, eight of genus Protea, three of genus Banksia, ten of genus Hakea, ..."
5. Report of Meeting by ANZAAS, ANZAAS. (1908)
"One of the best known examples of this is Nerium oleander ; but in the genus Banksia there are many species which possess this particular adaptation. ..."
6. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1827)
"... and on the other with a New Holland insect allied to Bruchus, which, from the circumstance of its being found on plants of the genus Banksia, ..."