Myristica coacta

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Myristica coacta


Tree c. 10 m. Leaves (thinly) coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, 14-16 by 5-7 cm, base cuneate, apex (long-)acute-acuminate; Male and female flowers not seen. Fruits (slightly immature) single, ovoid-ellipsoid, 3.5-4 by 2 cm, apex subacute, base narrowed or narrowly rounded, hairs dense, dark rust-coloured, scurfy, 0.1 (-0.2) mm;


Asia-Tropical, Kuper Range present, Morobe Prov present, Papua New Guinea present, West Sepik Prov present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (West Sepik Prov. at Oksapmin; possibly Takeuchi 4136 also belongs here, from Morobe Prov., Kuper Range).


Myristica coacta is distinguishable by its leaves with felty indumentum and flocculose hairs; it keys out beside M. inutilis subsp. papuana and M. tenuivenia, species with (partly) small leaves with persistent dense, short indumentum below.