Knema tridactyla

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Knema tridactyla


Treelet 2-10 m. Leaves chartaceous or thinly coriaceous, oblong or lanceolate, 7-28 by 2-5.5(-7.5) cm, base cuneate to rounded, apex acute(-acuminate), drying olivaceous or brown above, often glossy and with minute hair scars (lens!); Inflorescences: Fruits 1 (or 2) per infructescence, ellipsoid or (ob)ovoid-oblong, 1.4-2 by 0.8-1.6 cm, with hairs either 0.2-0.5 mm long (subsp. tridactyla), or scalelike, 0.1 mm long (subsp. sublaevis);


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


Distinguishable by the small flowers. The inflorescences are often pedunculate, and, as in the type Richards 1220, typically 2- or 3-fid, the ramifications worm-like, up to 17 mm long. In other specimens the inflorescences are not or hardly branched and much shorter.


W.J. de Wilde 1979: p. 434. – In: Blumea: f. 13
W.J. de Wilde 1996: p. 434. – In: Blumea: 395
Airy Shaw 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: 444
W.J. de Wilde 1998: p. 434. – In: Blumea: 251