Myristica ultrabasica

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Myristica ultrabasica


Tree 20-30 m. Leaves thinly coriaceous, elliptic-oblong or oblong(-lanceolate), (2.5-)4-7.5 by (0.8-)l-2 cm, base attenuate, apex subacute or blunt, sometimes narrowly rounded; Fruits solitary, (ovoid-)ellipsoid, 2-2.5 by 1.5-1.9 cm, apex sometimes 1 mm beaked, base narrowly or broadly rounded, hairs persistent, dense, dull or bright rusty, scurfy, 0.1 mm or less;


Asia-Tropical, C Sulawesi present
Malesia: C Sulawesi.


The small, thinly coriaceous leaves with faint nerves are quite typical. Myristica ultrabasica (known only in fruit) is similar to M. lancifolia which differs in its papillose lower leaf surface; it is also similar to M. bifurcata subsp. sulaica (with larger leaves and fruits) and M. tristis (with larger, thinner leaves and much larger subglobose fruits).