Knema pectinata subsp. vestita

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Knema pectinata subsp. vestita

Description

Leaves rigidly coriaceous, on the lower surface with greyish to yellowish rusty subpersistent densely set stellate hairs 0.1-0.2 mm long or less, mixed with fewer slightly longer hairs; Flowers not seen. Fruits 1 per infructescence, broadly ellipsoid-obovoid, 3-4(-5) by 2.7-3(-4) cm, not flanged along the line of suture, with hairs 0.1-0.2 mm long;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present)
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak).

Taxonomy

The subspecies is reminiscent of K. kinabaluensis from Sabah, the latter with a less stout habit and on the lower leaf surface scattered minute stellate scale-like hairs, the fruits generally smaller, and ridged.

Citation

W.J. de Wilde 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: 434