Knema pseudolaurina

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Knema pseudolaurina


Tree 5-30 m. Leaves chartaceous or coriaceous, oblong to (ob)lanceolate, 12-40 by 3-12 cm, base (sub)attenuate to rounded, rarely subcordate, apex acute(-acuminate), sometimes obtuse; Inflorescences: Fruits 1-5 per infructescence, broadly ovoid or oblong, apex obtuse or subacute, base (broadly) obtuse, (2.5-)3-5 by (1.5-) 2-3.5 cm, with stiff rusty hairs 1-2 mm long;


Aceh present, Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore absent); Sumatera (Sumatera present), E Coast present, Peninsular Thailand present
Peninsular Thailand; in Malesia: Sumatra (Aceh, E Coast) and the whole of theMalay Peninsula excluding Singapore.


Specimens of K. pseudolaurina were formerly confused with K. laurina which differs, among others, in the indumentum of the lower leaf surface, composed of stalked dendroid hairs, shorter male flower pedicels, fewer anthers, and smaller fruits.