Knema rufa

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Knema rufa


Tree 5-20 m. Leaves thinly coriaceous, oblong to lanceolate, 15-30 by 1.5-4(-5.5) cm, base attenuate, apex acute or long acute-acuminate; Inflorescences: Fruits l(-3) per infructescence, ellipsoid, 2.5 by 1.5 cm, with rusty ± glossy hairs 3 mm long;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Brunei present, Sarawak present)
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei).


The shaggy indumentum of the fruits is quite unlike that of other species of the genus Knema.


Warb. 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: 441
J. Sinclair 1961: 274, 288. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 23
W.J. de Wilde 1979: p. 409. – In: Blumea: f. 6