from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants, of the natural order Hydrocharideæ, having floating stems, with floating tufts of radical leaves, peduncles, and submerged roots.
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- n. frogbit
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That which I now obtained was a new one, and has been named Tanysiptera hydrocharis, but in general form and coloration it is exactly similar to the larger species found in Amboyna, and figured at page 468 of my first volume.
Family Common Name Species Alcedinidae Spangled kookaburra Dacelo tyro Alcedinidae Little paradise-kingfisher Tanysiptera hydrocharis Sylviidae Fly River grassbird Megalurus albolimbatus Estrildidae Grey-crowned munia Lonchura nevermanni Estrildidae Black munia Lonchura stygia An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.
Family Common Name Species Megapodiidae Red-billed brush-turkey Talegalla cuvieri Loriidae Striated lorikeet Charmosyna multistriata Alcedinidae Little paradise-kingfisher Tanysiptera hydrocharis Meliphagidae Spot-breasted meliphaga Meliphaga mimikae Paradisaeidae Greater bird-of-paradise Paradisaea apoda An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.