Mapania borneensis

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Mapania borneensis


Leaves subcoriaceous, broadly linear, with 3 prominent nerves, septate-nodulose by numerous cross-nervules, conspicuously narrowed towards the conduplicate base (but not petioled), rather gradually to abruptly contracted into a long, triquetrous, aculeate-scabrous acumen, spinulose-scabrous on the margins in the upper part, 30-65 cm by (10-)15-25 mm. Inflorescence consisting of a single spikelet, ovoid or oblong-ovoid, acutish, terete, finally 1½-2 by 1½ cm. Flowers about as long as the glumes;


Asia-Tropical, Bougainville present, Idenburg R present, Mt Kinabalu present, Mt Nungkok present, N. Borneo present, Solomons present, W. New Guinea present
Solomons (Bougainville); in Malesia: N. Borneo (Mt Kinabalu, Mt Nungkok), W. New Guinea (Idenburg R.).


In habit very similar to M. cuspidata, but the leaves not contracted into a petiole and without broad sheaths at the base.


Merr. 1921: En. Born. p 64