Knema andamanica

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Knema andamanica

Description

Tree 6-16 m. Leaves chartaceous, oblong to lanceolate, 8-30 by 2-8.5 cm, base attenuate to rounded, apex subobtuse or acute(-acuminate); Inflorescences: Fruits 1 or 2 per infructescence, ellipsoid, apex rounded to faintly pointed, 1.8-2 by 1.2-1.6 cm, with rusty or rufous hairs 0.2-0.5 mm long;

Distribution

Aceh present, Asia-Tropical: India present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Nicobar I present, Penang I present, Peninsular Thailand present
India (Nicobar I.), Peninsular Thailand; in Malesia: Sumatra (Aceh); Peninsular Malaysia (Penang I. ).

Taxonomy

1 Besides K. andamanica subsp. nicobarica there are two more subspecies, occurring outside Malesia: subsp. andamanica and subsp. peninsularis W.J. de Wilde, both with somewhat larger male flower buds, 4.5-6 by 3-4.5 mm; subsp. andamanica has 10-12 anthers, just stiped, and fruiting pedicels 0.5-4 mm long; subsp. peninsularis has 9-11 anthers, half-sessile, its fruits unknown. 2 Perianth in S Thailand once recorded as light yellow inside, in Nicobar I. and N Sumatra as red or reddish.