Myristica koordersii

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Myristica koordersii


Tree 20-50 m. Leaves (thinly) chartaceous, (elliptic-)oblong or lanceolate, 13-20 by 3-5(-6) cm, apex acute or shortly acute-acuminate, base attenuate, upper surface olivaceous, lower surface pale greyish, glabrescent, hairs ± widely spaced, appressed, of mixed sizes, 0.1 (-0.3) mm, the stouter ones leaving dark points; Inflorescences, male and mature female flowers not seen; Fruits 1 or 2 per infructescence, broadly ovoid-ellipsoid, 3-3.5 by 2.5-3 cm, apex with 1 mm long style remnant, hairs mealy, 0.1 mm, and with longer sparse hairs towards the base of the fruit;


Asia-Tropical: Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Minahasa present, eastern part of NE arm present
Malesia: Sulawesi (eastern part of NE arm, Minahasa).


2 Myristica koordersii resembles M. impressa and M. kjellbergii; for differences see the keys. 1 Sinclair accepted M. koordersii in a wider sense than is done here, including specimens now transferred to M. impressa (type lost). The latter occurs almost throughout Sulawesi (except the Minahasa), but was by Sinclair (I.e.: 235, 481) considered to be a dubious species based on a possible atypical specimen of M. koordersii.


J.Sinclair 1968 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 262
Koord. 1898 – In: Meded. Lands PL Tuin: 572
W.J. de Wilde 1997 – In: Blumea: 170