Myristica lancifolia subsp. montana

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Myristica lancifolia subsp. montana


Medium-sized or low tree. Leaves variable in shape, ovate-elliptic to oblong, not lanceolate, lateral nerves 12-20 per side, generally rather closely parallel, faint or rather distinct below. Fruits ellipsoid-oblong, 2.2-2.6(-3) by 1-1.3 cm, apex narrowly rounded or subacute, indumentum persistent;


Adi I present, Ambon present, Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present), Bacan present, Banda present, Buru present, Halmahera present, Obi present, Tanimbar I present, W Papua Barat present
Moluccas (Halmahera, Bacan, Obi, Buru, Seram, Ambon, Banda: no material seen, Tanimbar I.), and W Papua Barat (Adi I.).


The only specimens seen from W Papua Barat are from lowland forest, sterile or with very immature flowers. Vegetatively they agree except for comparatively indistinct papillae on the lower leaf surface (BW 9860,11532).


Warb. 1897: Mon. Myrist: 512: t. 15
W. J. de Wilde 1995: p. 247. – In: Blumea: 298