Knema retusa

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Knema retusa


Tree 5-20 m. Leaves coriaceous, obovate to (elliptiç-)ôblong, (20-)30-60 by (10-) 14-25 cm, apex broadly obtuse, often retuse, base rounded or cordate; Inflorescences: Fruits 1-3 per infructescence, ovoid-ellipsoid, 3-4.5(-6?) by 2-3.5(-5?) cm, apex 3 mm apiculate, with chocolate hairs 0.2 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Perak present
Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia (Perak).


2 Sinclair described the anthers as stalked, but I found them rather subsessile. King described the aril as embracing only the base of the seed, but possibly this was an incidental case, or due to the drying. 1 Knema retusa is a rare species of a restricted area; no recent collections are known. Its flowers are large for the genus, and for Myristicaceae in general.


J. Sinclair 1958 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 318
W.J. de Wilde 1979 – In: Blumea: 384
J. Sinclair 1961: p. 272. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 22