Mapania foxworthyi

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Mapania foxworthyi


Leaves coriaceous, linear, with only the midnerve prominent, hardly narrowed towards the conduplicate base, gradually attenuate towards the very slender, triquetrous, aculeate-scabrous tip, densely aculeate-scabrous throughout the margins and on the upper part of the midnerve on the lower side, dark green, up to 170 by 1-3 cm; Inflorescence capitate, globose or semi-globose, composed of c. 20 densely crowded spikelets, 3-4 cm across. Flowers about as long as the glumes, 9-14 mm long;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present), Lundu present, Mt Poi present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak: Lundu, Mt Poi).


Very near to M. kurzii, but apparently satisfactorily characterized by the castaneous leaf-sheaths, the larger flowers and anthers, the oblong glumes, and the usually bifid style. It was collected in the type locality (Mt Poi) as early as 1866 by BECCARI (PB2401).


Merr. 1921: En. Born. p 64
UITTIEN 1936 – In: Rec. Trav. Bot. Neerl. p 286