Myristica bifurcata

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Myristica bifurcata


Tree 10-40 m. Leaves chartaceous, ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 8-20 by 2.5-7 cm, base cuneate or ± rounded, apex acute-acuminate (very tip often ± blunt); Inflorescences sometimes below the leaves, glabrescent; Fruits solitary or paired, ovoid-ellipsoid, 3-4 cm long, hairs ± long or short, brown;


Asia-Tropical, Bird's Head present, Papua Barat present, northern Moluccas present
Malesia: northern Moluccas and Papua Barat (Bird's Head); two subspecies.


2 Specimens with (almost) sessile inflorescences may be confused with, e.g., M. impressinervia and M. lancifolia. Myristica bifurcata is distinguishable by its mostly conspicuously pedunculate inflorescences, papillose lower leaf surface, flat nerves and venation of the lower leaf surface, and fairly large fruits. 1 The variable nature of the inflorescences is noteworthy on account of its scar-covered short-shoot of the Knema-typt, and usually distinctly pedunculate.


W J. de Wilde 1997: p. 239. – In: Blumea: 153
W J. de Wilde 1995: p. 239. – In: Blumea: 266