Definition of Genus nipa
1. Noun. Monotypic genus of palms of Australasia.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Arecaceae, Family Arecaceae, Family Palmaceae, Family Palmae, Palm Family, Palmaceae, Palmae
Member holonyms: Nipa Fruticans, Nipa Palm
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nipa
Literary usage of Genus nipa
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1. Geology: Chemical, Physical, and Stratigraphical by Joseph Prestwich (1888)
"The twelve species enumerated by Bowerbank are reduced by Ettingshausen to five species, belonging to the existing genus Nipa. Amongst the Gymnosperms there ..."
2. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"SEED furrowed longitudinally by a projection of the kernel; albumen homogeneous, cartilaginous, hollow in the centre. EMBRYO basilar. ONLY GENUS. Nipa. ..."
3. A Manual of Palæontology, for the Use of Students: For the Use of Students by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"1405), from their resemblance to the triangular fruits of the Oriental and Australasian genus Nipa, which some writers class with the Palms and others with ..."
4. The Student, and Intellectual Observer (1868)
"At the commencement of this paper, in speaking of the division of the order into two sections, we included the genus Nipa, in the second division, ..."
5. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association by Geologists' Association (1904)
"The allied genus Nipa lives at the mouth of rivers in places liable to be flooded by sea or brackish water. The Woolwich Beds are mainly of estuarine origin ..."
6. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"... and Hyracotherium, of genera now unknown; and plants of a tropical character, such as the fruits of the Palms of the genus Nipa, which is allied to the ..."