Myristica tenuivenia

Primary tabs

Myristica tenuivenia


Tree 10-30 m. Leaves membranous, chartaceous or subcoriaceous, obovate-elliptic or oblong, 8-17 by 3-7 cm, base short-attenuate or rounded, apex (short-)attenuate with blunt tip; Inflorescences (known only from female flowers and infructescences) between the leaves and below, of the Knema-type: a sessile, simple or 2-3-forked, scar-covered, woody knob-like brachyblast, 1-3 mm diameter, with hairs 0.2-0.5 mm, with a fascicle of 4-10 flowers, buds of various sizes or almost equal in size. Fruits 1 or 2 per infructescence, broadly ellipsoid or (sub)globose, 3-4 cm long, hairs rusty, 0.2-0.5 mm, partly glabrescent;


Asia-Tropical, Papua New Guinea present, Papuan Islands present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (confined to the Papuan Islands). Provisionally with two subspecies.


W.J. de Wilde 1995 – In: Blumea: 335
Foreman 1978 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 211