Knema glauca var. glauca

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Knema glauca var. glauca


Tree 5-30 m. Leaves membranous or chartaceous, drying greenish to blackish brown, 6-20(-25) by 2—5.5(—11) cm, apex obtuse or acute (-acuminate), base sometimes rounded; Inflorescences: Fruits 1-4 per infructescence, 1.8-3(-4?) by 1.4—1.8(—2.5?) cm, glabrescent;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. (Bali present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Peninsular Thailand present
Peninsular Thailand and Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Java, Bali, Borneo.


1 Knema glauca is variable in a) the number of anthers, b) the mode of attachment of the anthers, i.e. stiped or not, and with upper side of the connective broad or narrow, hence, thecae opening ± downwards or laterally, c) the colour of the flowers inside, reddish or yellowish, and d) the size of the fruits. These features need more detailed study in the field. 2 Specimens from Central and E Java, Bali, and Borneo frequently have as many as 12-15 anthers, as compared to 8-10(-12) generally in W Java and other areas; in W Java, Sumatra, and Peninsular Malaysia 12-18 anthers is characteristic for the related species K. sumatrana. 3 As can be seen in the keys, Knema glauca belongs to a group of related (resembling) species, in which K. sumatrana is perhaps the one most closely allied; in most of their overlapping area morphologically intergrading specimens (leaf size, fruit size) can be found.


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W.J. de Wilde 1987 – In: Blumea. p 126
Blume 1835: p. 187. – In: Rumphia. t. 60
Backer & Bakh. f. 1964 – In: FL Java. p 140
Blume 1826: Bijdr. p 576
Miq. 1858 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat. p 69
King 1891: p. 320. – In: Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Cale. pl. 157
Warb. 1897: Mon. Myrist: 594. t. 25 (for var. typica only)
W.J. de Wilde 1979 – In: Blumea. p 452
Miq. 1852: PL Jungh. p 171
Koord. & Valeton 1896 – In: Med. Lands PL Tuin. p 189
A. DC 1856 – In: Prodr. p 205