Definition of Genus 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Knightia
Literary usage of Genus Knightia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Knightia R. Brown with a modern species in Australia and 2 in New Caledonia has a fossil form in the Eocene of Australia and another in Graham ..."
2. A Handbook for Travellers in New Zealand: Auckland, the Hot Lake District by John Murray (Firm), F. W. Pennefather (1893)
"Genus—Knightia, Br. Knightia excelsa, Br. Rewarewa.—A lofty slender tree, 100 ft. high. Wood handsome, mottled red and brown, used for furniture and ..."
3. Handbook of New Zealand by James Hector, New Zealand Geological Survey, Dominion Museum (N.Z.) (1883)
"Grows in the North Island, and as far south as Akaroa in the South Island-. Order—PROTE ACE^E . Genus—Knightia, Br. Knightia excelsa, Br. . ..."
4. Professional Paper by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1916)
"The genus Knightia R. Brown, which includes a modem species in Australia and 2 in New Caledonia, includes a fossil form in the Oligocène of Australia and ..."