Myristica maxima

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Myristica maxima


Tree 15-35 m. Leaves membranous, chartaceous or (thinly) coriaceous, elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 16-40 by (6-) 10-20 cm, base rounded or shallowly cordate, sometimes attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences usually between the leaves, subglabres-cent, indumentum minute, grey-villous, essentially paniculate, stout, the peduncle distinctly flattened, sometimes lenticellate; Fruits 1-4 per infructescence, ellipsoid-oblong, (4.5-)6-9 by 3.5-5 cm, base sometimes narrowed, hairs mealy, dark brown, 0.1 mm or less, sometimes late glabrescent;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), S Peninsular Thailand present, whole of Borneo present
S Peninsular Thailand; Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, whole of Borneo.


Herbarium specimens generally have a markedly dark drying colour. The leaves seem glabrous below but actually have a very minute indumentum of ± scattered very small scale-like grey or pale brown hairs, glabrescent or not.


J.Sinclair 1958: p. 339. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. f. 20, 21, pl. III-IV A
J.Sinclair 1968: p. 339. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. p 131
W.J. de Wilde 1997 – In: Blumea. p 178
Warb. 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. p 467