Knema minima

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Knema minima


Treelet, 2-5 m. Leaves chartaceous, elliptic-oblong or lanceolate, 6-18 by 1—3(—4) cm, base cuneate, rarely nearly rounded, apex acute, early glabrescent, at first with dense woolly yellow-brown hairs 0.5 mm; Inflorescences: Fruits 1 (or 2) per infructescence, obovoid-ellipsoid, 1.2-2 by 0.8-1 cm, with dense bright (yellow) rusty hairs 0.5-1 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present, S Brunei present
Malesia: Borneo (S Brunei, known from a restricted area).


2 Knema curtisii and K. minima rank among the species of the lowest stature; also the male perianth is small, perhaps the smallest known beside those of K. curtisii, K. mogeana, K. muscosa, and K. tridactyla. 1 Knema minima resembles and may be confused with K. latericia subsp. latericia var. subtilis or tiny forms of K. latericia subsp. ridleyi (see ), or with plants provisionally identified as K. tridactyla aff. subsp. sublaevis. With K. tridactyla it has the small male flowers in common, but it differs e. g. in leaf texture and subpersistent indumentum on the lower surface of the leaves.