Knema mogeana

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Knema mogeana


Tree 4-15 m. Leaves membranous, oblong to lanceolate, 8-17(-24) by 1.5-4(-7) cm, base narrowly rounded to attenuate, apex acute-acuminate, drying olivaceous or dark brown above, lower surface with persistent, sparse, not touching, pale yellowish stellate scale-like hairs of mixed sizes, 0.1-0.2 mm; Inflorescences: Fruits 1-6 per infructescence, ellipsoid or ellipsoid-oblong, 1.5-2 by 1-1.2 cm, apex rounded or short-acute, with hairs 0.1 mm long;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present, Sarawak present), C & E Kalimantan present, E Kutei present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, C & E Kalimantan: E Kutei).


Knema mogeana may be confused with K. hirtella, K. stenophylla, and K subhirtella. Knema stenophylla has more equal-sized minute hairs on the lower leaf surface, and larger male buds; K. hirtella and K subhirtella both differ in stouter habit, leaves more prominently reticulate above, androphore often minutely pubescent at base, more anthers, 8—13(—15), and larger fruits. In K subhirtella the bracteoles are late caducous and the perianth is cleft less deeply.


W.J. de Wilde 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. p 428