Myristica neglecta

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Myristica neglecta

Description

Tree 25 m. Leaves (thinly) coriaceous (but very brittle), 21-40 by 6-12 cm, base narrowly rounded, apex acute; Inflorescences between the leaves, minutely brown pubescent, late glabrescent, with pedunculate (surface may be fissured) brachyblast; Fruits (immature, see note 2) broadly fusiform, 3 by 2 cm, hairs mealy, 0.3(-0.5) mm;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, Bird's Head present, Papua Barat present
Malesia: Papua Barat (Bird's Head).

Taxonomy

2 Van Roy en 3498 (L), with male flowers, has mounted on the sheet an envelope containing a loose female inflorescence and three immature fruits, 3 cm long, which must have been taken from a different tree. 1 The name M. neglecta should be restricted to plants from the lowland area of Bird's Head, i.e., the syntypes and one additional collection, van Royen 3498. This means that the description of the fruit by Foreman (1974: 40; 1978: 206) is excluded; this fruiting material is transferred to M. millepunctata. Other related species are M. brassii, M. duplopunctata, and M. tamrauensis.

Citation

W. J. de Wilde 1995 – In: Blumea. p 309
Warb. 1978 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea. p 206
Markgr. 1935 – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. p 170
J. Sinclair 1968: p. 154. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. f. 6
Foreman 1974 – In: Contr. Herb. Austral. p 40