Knema hookeriana

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Knema hookeriana


Tree 5-30 m. Leaves coriaceous, when immature with dense hairs (2-)5-i mm long, (oblong-)lanceolate, ± narrowed towards the base, 25-60 by 5-22 cm, apex subobtuse, acute, or acuminate, base subattenuate, rounded, or subcordate; Inflorescences: Fruits 1-3 per infructescence, ellipsoid, 4.5-7(-8) by 3-4.5 cm, with thick, buff woolly hairs 5-13 mm long, not easily rubbed off;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), East Coast present, Palembang present, Perlis absent, Southern Peninsular Thailand present, Wellesley Prov absent
Southern Peninsular Thailand and Malesia: Sumatra (East Coast, Palembang), Peninsular Malaysia (known from all provinces except Perlis and Wellesley Prov.), Singapore.


Knema hookeriana is a characteristic species, noticeable for its twigs with flaking bark, large leaves, and long, dense, woolly indumentum on twigs, petioles, flowers, and fruits.


Ridl. 1924 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: 67
J. Sinclair 1961: p. 272. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 226
J. Sinclair 1958: p. 272. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 1 & pl. I
Miq. 1861 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 384
Corner 1940: Wayside Trees: 476
Hook, f. 1886 – In: Fl. Brit. India: 109
King 1891: p. 325. – In: Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Cale.: pl 163
A. DC 1856 – In: Prodr.: 204
Miq. 1858 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 69
Warb. 1912 – In: Gamble Mat. Fl. Malay Penins.: 237
W.J. d Wilde 1979 – In: Blumea: 387