Knema pectinata subsp. pectinata

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Knema pectinata subsp. pectinata


Leaves coriaceous, on lower surface with sparse indumentum or glabrescent; Fruits 3-5 cm long, flanged or not, fruiting pedicel 2-10 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present, Sarawak present)
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah).


1 Subsp. pectinata is related to K. korthalsii and K. glomerata in various aspects, but these species differ in having a convex staminal disc. It is also related to K. woodii and K. scortechinii, with which it has the thick-fleshy perianth lobes in common; K. woodii differs in less coriaceous leaves with fewer lateral nerves, and by the androecium with 18-23 sessile anthers; K. scortechinii has stiped anthers, and different fruits. 2 The subspecies is variable in the size of the male buds and the number of anthers. Small-flowered specimens, and specimens with very coriaceous leaves may be confused with K. kinabaluensis.