Tree 10-20 m. Leaves subcoriaceous, greyish or grey-brown below, hairs persistent, interwoven, scale-like, 0.1 mm. Flowers not seen. Fruits 1-4 per infructescence, (ovoid-) oblong, (2.5-)3-3.5 by 2 cm, with minute scurfy rust-coloured indumentum;
Asia-Tropical, Eastern Highlands Prov present, West New Guinea present, West Sepik present, submontane areas of Central Papua New Guinea present
Malesia:submontane areas of Central Papua New Guinea (West Sepik and Eastern Highlands Prov.); possibly also in West New Guinea (De Wilde I.e.).
2 This subspecies may be close to M. velutina, a species without ant-swellings. 1 Myristica ingrata subsp. velata may merit the status of a separate species; its inclusion in M. ingrata is provisional, until more and (male) flowering material becomes available.