Knightia (plant)

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For the genus of prehistoric fish, see Knightia.
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Knightia excelsa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Tribe: Knightieae
Genus: Knightia
R.Br. (1810)
Type species
Knightia excelsa R.Br.

Rymandra Salisb. ex Knight
Sources: ING,[1] UniProt,[2] IPNI,[3] GRIN[4]

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Knightia is a small genus of the family Proteaceae endemic to New Zealand. One extant species, K. excelsa (Rewarewa) is found in New Zealand, while a fossil species from upper Miocene deposits in Kaikorai has been described as Knightia oblonga.[5] Two species from New Caledonia have been transferred to the genus Eucarpha by Lawrie Johnson and Barbara Briggs in their influential 1975 monograph "On the Proteaceae: the evolution and classification of a southern family".[6]


  1. ^ "Knightia". Index Nominum Genericorum. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. 1996-02-09. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  2. ^ UniProt. "Genus Knightia". Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  3. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  4. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) (2007-10-05). "Genus: Knightia R. Br.". Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
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  6. ^ L. A. S. Johnson and Briggs, B. G. (1975). "On the Proteaceae: the evolution and classification of a southern family". Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Botany. 70 (2): 83–182. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.1975.tb01644.x. 

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