Myristica laevifolia

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Myristica laevifolia


Tree 6-30 m. Leaves (thinly) coriaceous, (ovate-)elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 6-15 by 2-6 cm, base ± attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences between the leaves or below, largely of the Knema-type: a sessile sometimes up to 2.5 mm pedunculate, scar-covered brachyblast to 7 mm long, glabrescent; Fruits solitary or 2 or 3, ellipsoid-oblong, ± fusiform, 4-5.5 by (1.7-)2-2.5 cm, apex narrowly rounded or subacute, base narrowed into a pseudostalk up to 3 mm, glabrescent, hairs scurfy, 0.1 mm or less;


Asia-Tropical, Central present, Eastern Highlands present, Milne Bay Prov present, Morobe present, Papua New Guinea present, Sepik present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Sepik, Morobe, Eastern Highlands, Central, and Milne Bay Prov.).


This species is close to M. crassipes subsp. altemontana and M. tubiflora (for discussion, see De Wilde I.e.: 296).