Knema latericia

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Knema latericia

Description

Erect shrub or tree 2-20 m. Leaves membranous or thinly coriaceous, oblong to (ob)lanceolate (broadest below the middle in subsp. latericia), 8-30 by 1.5-9 cm, apex acute(-acuminate), base attenuate to rounded, drying brown or greenish above; Inflorescences: Fruits 1-4 per infructescence, broadly ellipsoid to obovoid, sometimes subglobose, apex rounded, (l-)1.5-3 by 1-2.5 cm, with rough hairs 1-2 mm long;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Bangka present, Palawan present, Peninsular Thailand present
Peninsular Thailand; in MalesiaSumatra (Bangka, no specimens seen), Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Palawan

Taxonomy

Knema latericia is a complex species in which three subspecies are recognized. Subsp. latericia (with 2 varieties), from Palawan, has twigs with non-flaking bark, and therefore K. latericia appears twice in the general key to the species.

Citation

Elmer 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. p 419
J. Sinclair 1958: p. 278. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. f. 3, pl. IIA
W.J. de Wilde 1998 – In: Blumea. p 245
J. Sinclair 1961: p. 238. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. f. 15B, C, G
W.J. de Wilde 1979 – In: Blumea. p 395