Myristica longepetiolata

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Myristica longepetiolata


Tree 17 m. Leaves (thinly) chartaceous, (ellipsoid-)oblong, sometimes narrowed in the upper half, 10-15 by 2.5-6 cm, base cuneate, apex blunt to acute-acuminate; Inflorescences (known only from infructescences) subsessile, peduncle 1-2 mm long, one-fruited, with a few scars of abortive flowers. Male and female flowers not seen. Fruits subglobose or broadly (ovoid-)ellipsoid, 5-6 by 4-4.5 cm, hairs dense, dark rusty, 0.1(-0.2) mm;


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Biliran present, Camarines Prov present, Luzon present, Sorsogon present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon: Sorsogon and Camarines Prov.; Biliran).


The subsessile infructescences with rather stout, short, 1-2 mm long peduncle suggest that male inflorescences may be (short) paniculate, with a more or less distinct peduncle, pointing to a relationship with M. agusanensis. The latter species differs in the minute indumentum on its lower leaf surface (± glabrescent), and in its smaller fruits.