Knema stellata subsp. minahassae

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Knema stellata subsp. minahassae


Leaves membranous or chartaceous, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 6-19(-27) by 2-7 cm, on lower surface at first with mixed scale-like stellate and dendroid hairs, late glabrescent; Inflorescences: Fruits obovoid-ellipsoid, 1.8-2.5 by 1.5-1.7 cm, with scurfy scale-like hairs 0.1-0.2 mm long;


Asia-Tropical, C & N Sulawesi present, Minahassa present
Malesia: C & N Sulawesi (Minahassa).


Knema stellata subsp. minahassae is reminiscent of K. celebica (both with dotted leaves) in the inflorescences and the male flowers, but they differ in leaf shape and indumentum of twigs and leaves. Vegetatively subsp. cryptocaryoides can hardly be distinguished, but both subspecies differ considerably in the male flowers.


W J. de Wilde 1981 – In: Blumea: 233