Knema glauca var. riparia

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Knema glauca var. riparia


Tree 5-12 m. Leaves membranous, drying olivaceous above, 11-22 by 2-6(-9) cm, apex acute or long-acuminate, base short or long attenuate; Inflorescences: Fruits 1 or 2 per infructescence, ellipsoid, apex sometimes ± acute, 2-2.5 by 1.5—1.8(—2) cm, early glabrescent, ± granulate, bright brown, dry pericarp 1 mm thick;


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


This variety is distinguishable by a strikingly different general habit, with twigs often with a yellowish tinge, comparatively narrow leaves drying greenish, and bright brown long-stalked fruits. It superficially resembles K. luteola but that species has a much finer venation on the upper leaf surface, larger fruits (4-7 cm), and the perianth yellowish inside.


W. J. de Wilde 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. p 411