Myristica rubrinervis

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Myristica rubrinervis


Tree 8-30 m. Leaves chartaceous or (sub)coriaceous, elliptic-oblong or (obong-)lanceolate, 8-16 by 1.8-4.5 (-6) cm, base cuneate, apex acute-acuminate, the very tip (subacute or) ± blunt; Inflorescences pedunculate, between the leaves, with rufous hairs 0.1-0.3 mm; Fruits 1 or 2 (or 3) per infructescence, ovoid-ellipsoid to ellip-soid(-oblong), 3-7 by 2.5-3.5 cm, apex and base (narrowly) rounded, hairs scurfy, orange-brown or rusty, 0.1-0.2 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Leyte present, Mindoro present, Palawan present
Malesia: Philippines (Palawan, Mindoro, Leyte). There are two varieties.


Known mostly from fruiting specimens, all quite distinct from the related M. agusanensis in more coriaceous leaves, with contrasting purplish or reddish brown midrib below. Myristica rubrinervis may be confused with M. laevis.