Tree 5-8 m. Leaves membranous, (ellip-tic-)oblong, 9-18(-20) by 2.5-6(-7) cm, base attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences (from female inflorescences and infructescences): Fruits single (or paired), ellipsoid-oblong, 2.2-2.5 by 1-1.4 cm, apex short-acute, somewhat oblique, base (narrowly) rounded, hairs dense, mealy (scurfy), rust-coloured, less than 0.1 mm;
Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, the southern border area between Papua Barat and Papua New Guinea, at Ingambit present
Malesia: New Guinea; known only from three collections from the southern border area between Papua Barat and Papua New Guinea, at Ingambit.
2 Myristica mediterranea seems close to M. lancifolia, a species also with rather closely set, faint, lateral nerves. Myristica lancifolia has smaller fruits, and the lower leaf surface is more distinctly and regularly papillose, with the papillae equal in size. 1 Myristica mediterranea is characterized by the corky, deeply fissured bark of the older twigs, the membranous leaves with very pale, whitish lower surface, and the ellipsoid-oblong, short-stiped fruits.