Myristica teijsmannii

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Myristica teijsmannii


Tree 10-20 m. Leaves membranous or thinly chartaceous, elliptic-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 10-30(-34) by 2.5-9 cm, base narrowly rounded or cuneate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences between the leaves, sometimes on short lateral shoots, short-pedunculate, unbranched, possibly of longer duration, glabrescent, hairs 0.1-0.2 mm; Fruits 1 (or 2) per infruc-tescence, subsessile, subglobose or broadly ovoid, 3-4.5 cm diameter, hairs dense, dark rust-coloured, 0.1 mm or less;


Asia-Tropical, C & E Java present
Malesia: C & E Java.


1 Close to M. andamanica Hook. f. (Andaman Islands) and M. crassa, with similar unbranched inflorescences; M. andamanica differs in its non-papillose lower leaf surface. 2 In the Teijsmann collections at BM, some (large-sized) female flowers are found mixed with male flowers in one inflorescence.


Backer & Bakh. f. 1964 – In: Fl. Java: 139
Koord. & Valeton 1896 – In: Bijdr. Booms. Java: 180
Warb. 1897: Mon. Myrist: 516: t. 16
K. Heyne 1927: Nutt. PL Ned. Indie: 648
Koord. & Valeton 1896 – In: Bijdr. Booms. Java: 178
Koord. 1912 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 257
J. Sinclair 1968: p. 430. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 76
W.J. de Wilde 1997 – In: Blumea: 185