Knema intermedia

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Knema intermedia


Tree 5-15(-30) m, sometimes with stilt-roots. Leaves chartaceous or coriaceous, oblong to lanceolate, (7-)9-35 by 1.3-8 cm, apex acute (-acuminate), base rounded, cuneate, or attenuate; Inflorescences: Fruits 1-4 per infructescence, ellipsoid, 2.5-4 by 1.5-2.3 cm, often ridged, with hairs 0.3-0.5 mm long, ± easily rubbed off;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present, Sarawak present); Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Bangka present, E Coast present, Kedah absent, Lampong present, Natuna I present, Negri Sembilan absent, Palembang present, Perlis absent, Riau-Lingga Arch present, S & SE Kalimantan present, Trengganu absent, W Coast present, W Java present
Malesia: Sumatra (W Coast, E Coast, Palembang, Lampong, Bangka, Riau-Lingga Arch.), Peninsular Malaysia (all provinces except Perlis, Kedah, Trengganu, Negri Sembilan), Java (W Java), Borneo (S & SE Kalimantan; Sarawak; Sabah, see note 2; Natuna I.).


1 Knema intermedia is characterized by the conspicuous long-mammillate staminal disc. It is related to K plumulosa; for differences see under that species. 2 SAN 71155, the only collection seen from Sabah, differs in a stout habit, with thick twigs, large leaves, and short fruiting pedicels only 2-4 mm long.


Ridl. 1924 – In: FI. Malay Penins.: 68
Miq. 1858 – In: FI. Ind. Bat.: 70
Koord. 1912 – In: Exk. FI. Java: 258
King 1891: p. 317. – In: Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Cale.: pl. 154
Warb. 2000 – In: Tree FI. Sabah & Sarawak: 414
J. Sinclair 1958: p. 315. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 15, pl. II B
Corner 1940: Wayside Trees: 477
Koord. & Valeton 1896 – In: Med. Lands PL Tuin: 192
Hook, f. 1886 – In: FI. Brit. India: 112
Gamble 1912 – In: Mat. FI. Malay Penins.: 239
W. J. de Wilde 1979 – In: Blumea: 427
Hook. f. & Thomson 1855 – In: FI. Ind.: 158
Backer & Bakh. f. 1964 – In: FI. Java: 140
A. DC 1856 – In: Prodr.: 206
J. Sinclair 1961: p. 315. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 227