Knema linguiformis

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Knema linguiformis


Tree 6-25 m. Leaves chartaceous or thinly coriaceous, oblong to lanceolate, 5-15 by 1.5—5(—6) cm, base attenuate to rounded, apex acute to obtuse, rarely subacuminate; Inflorescences: Fruits 1-3 per infructescence, ellipsoid to ovoid, at base often contracted to 5 mm long, 3.5-4 by 2-2.5 cm, at first with minute indumentum, glabrescent;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Brunei present, Sabah present, Sarawak present), C, S and E Kalimantan present
Malesia: Borneo (C, S and E Kalimantan, Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei).


Knema linguiformis is related to K. curtisii, which differs in more ellipsoid, herbaceous leaves, less thickly pubescent twigs, and longer stalked fruits.


W.J. de Wilde 1981: p. 416. – In: Blumea. p 227
W.J. de Wilde 1987: p. 416. – In: Blumea. p 121
W.J. de Wilde 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. p 423