Knema woodii

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Knema woodii


Tree 6-30 m. Leaves thinly coriaceous, oblong to (ob)lanceolate, 15-35 by (2-)4-9 cm, base rounded to cuneate-attenuate, apex acute(-acuminate), drying (greenish) brown above; Inflorescences: (sub)sessile, brachyblast simple or warted, 2-5(-10) mm diameter, in male and female 1-10-flowered; Fruits 1 or 2 per infructescence, ellipsoid, 3-4(-5) by 2-2.5(-4) cm, thinly with mealy greyish or yellowish brown scale-like stellate hairs 0.1 mm long or less, subglabrescent;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present, Sarawak present), E & NE Kalimantan present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, E & NE Kalimantan).


2 When sterile, K woodii may be recognized by the pale yellow, ± mealy stellate-dendroid hairs on the twig. 1 Knema woodii seems related to K. pectinata, K. glomerata, and K. kort-halsii. It is distinct in the numerous, 18-23, sessile anthers. Knemapectinata is close by similarly thick perianth lobes, and very minute indumentum, but differs in more pairs of lateral nerves. In K. korthalsii the staminal disc is convex or mammillate, with 11-19 (-20) anthers, the indumentum on the twig apices is more distinct, and the inflorescences have more flowers.


J. Sinclair 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: 449
W.J. de Wilde 1979 – In: Blumea: 429
W.J. de Wilde 1987 – In: Blumea: 125