Myristica warburgii subsp. hybrida

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Myristica warburgii subsp. hybrida

Description

Fruits (broadly) ellipsoid, (1.5—)2~3 cm long, apex 2 mm beaked, base with 2 mm long pseudostalk, hairs mealy, light rust-coloured, 0.1 mm;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, Eastern Highlands Prov present, Papua New Guinea present, Sepik Prov present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea ( Eastern Highlands Prov., possibly also Sepik Prov.).

Taxonomy

Subsp. hybrida belongs with some doubt to M. warburgii, whereas it also may be related to M. gracilipes. Male flowers of subsp. hybrida are unknown, and the seed of the type specimen is not yet fully developed. The subspecies differs mainly in the distinct, contrasting nervation on the lower leaf surface.