Myristica lancifolia subsp. lancifolia

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Myristica lancifolia subsp. lancifolia

Description

Tree 15 m. Leaves variable in shape, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, lateral nerves 8-14 per side, comparatively rather far apart, sometimes very faint below. Fruits (short-)ellipsoid, small, 1.3-1.6(-2) by 0.9-1.1 cm, indumentum persistent;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, Bird's Head present, E to Madang Prov present, NE Moluccas present, NW Papua Barat present, Obi present, Papua New Guinea present, Waigeo present
MalesiaNE Moluccas (Obi), NW Papua Barat (Waigeo, Bird's Head); Papua New Guinea (E to Madang Prov.).

Taxonomy

Myristica lancifolia var. lancifolia, as accepted by Sinclair, I.e., has a wider concept than the present subsp. lancifolia. Most of the material cited by Sinclair for New Guinea (including the Aru Islands), has now been transferred to other taxa.

Citation

J. Sinclair 1968: p. 456. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 79
Jessup & W J. de Wilde 1993 – In: Blumea: 39
F. Muell. 1877 – In: Descr. Notes Papuan pl.: 96
Warb. 1897: Mon. Myrist: 519: t. 19
W. J. de Wilde 1990 – In: Blumea: 246