Mapania latifolia

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Mapania latifolia


Leaves subcoriaceous, lorate, with prominent midnerve and 2 of the lateral nerves more or less prominent, scabrous on margins and keel only at the very top, dark green above, paler beneath, 15-75 by 3-7 cm, the apex somewhat notched or suddenly contracted into a stiff, triquetrous, aculeate, 1-6 cm long tail, the base contracted into a con- duplicate ribbed petiole 15-50 cm long and 3-5 mm wide; Inflorescence capitate, with 8-50 densely crowded spikelets, (2-)3-5 cm across. Flowers about as long as the glumes.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present), E. Borneo present, Gat present, Kinabatangan present, Mt Dulit present, Mt Kinabalu present, Mt Nunkok present, N. Borneo present, W. Kutei present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak: Gat, Mt Dulit; N. Borneo: Mt Kinabalu, Kinabatangan, Mt Nunkok; E. Borneo: W. Kutei).


In some spikelets I found several bifid styles among the trifid ones.


UITTIEN 1936 – In: Rec. Trav. Bot. Néerl. p 143
Ridl. 1921: En. Born. p 65
Merr. 1917 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc. p 79