Knightia R. Br.

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Article from New Trees, Ross Bayton & John Grimshaw

Recommended citation
'Knightia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/knightia/). Accessed 2020-08-09.

Family

  • Proteaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
axillary
Situated in an axil.
caducous
Falling off early.
dentate
With evenly triangular teeth at the edge. (Cf. crenate teeth rounded; serrate teeth saw-like.)
entire
With an unbroken margin.
follicle
Dry dehiscent fruit containing numerous seeds derived from a single carpel.
perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.
petiolate
Bearing a petiole.
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

Article from New Trees, Ross Bayton & John Grimshaw

Recommended citation
'Knightia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/knightia/). Accessed 2020-08-09.

Knightia comprises three species: one in New Zealand, which is cultivated, and two in New Caledonia. They are trees or shrubs with alternate, petiolate leaves, which are entire or dentate, simple or (rarely) forked. The inflorescences are in small, terminal or axillary groups. The flowers are numerous and in pairs; the floral bracts small or large, membranous or brightly coloured, usually caducous. The flowers are 4-merous; the perianth is cylindrical and the tepals curl spirally; the stamens have short filaments; the style is extended. The fruit is a woody follicle with two valves, and the seeds are winged at the apex (Allan 1961, Virot 1968).

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