Myristica malaccensis

Primary tabs

Myristica malaccensis


Tree 7-35 m. Leaves thinly chartaceous, (elliptic-)oblong, sometimes contracted below the middle, 10-30 by 4-10 cm, base rounded or cuneate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences between the leaves or below, early glabrescent, hairs less than 0.1 mm; Fruits ellipsoid-oblong, 4-6 by 2.5-4 cm, glabrous, but with minute indumentum in grooves near the fruiting pedicel;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.


After flowering, the female perianth breaks off, leaving a singular, persistent, small disc-like collar around the base of the young fruit.


W. J. de Wilde 1997 – In: Blumea: 177
Hook f. 2000 – In: Tree FI. Sabah & Sarawak: 466