Knema kunstleri subsp. kunstleri

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Knema kunstleri subsp. kunstleri


Leaves chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, elliptic(-oblong), 5-20 by 1.5-8.5 cm, base cuneate or attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences: Fruits 1.5-2.5(-3.2) by l-1.8(-2.5) cm;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Johore present, Kelantan present, Malacca present, Negri Sembilan present, Pahang present, Perak present, Selangor present, Trengganu present
Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia (Perak, Kelantan, Trengganu, Pahang, Selangor, Negri Sembilan,Malacca, Johore).


1 Specimens may resemble subsp. parvifolia from the Philippines. 2 Shah & Noor MS 2009 and FRI28013, from Pahang, deviate by the oblong shape and brown drying colour of the leaves, but particularly by large fruits, 3-3.2 by 2.5-2.8 cm; MS 2007, from the same locality, is typical K. kunstleri subsp. kunstleri.

FRI 8806 (Whitmore), from N Johore, is probably of hybrid origin; it is collected at c. 600 m altitude (with immature flowers) and deviates mainly by an oblong-lanceolate leaf shape.


W.J. de Wilde 1998 – In: Blumea: 244
J. Sinclair 1961: p. 291. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 236
J. Sinclair 1958: p. 291. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 8
Ridl. 1924 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: 69
2000 – In: Tree FL Sabah & Sarawak: 418
Gamble 1912 – In: Mat. Fl. Malay Penins.: 241
W.J. de Wilde 1979 – In: Blumea: 468