Myristica cinnamomea

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Myristica cinnamomea


Tree (7-) 10-30 m. Leaves chartaceous or thinly coriaceous, elliptic-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 8-22 by 2-8 cm, base broadly acute or attenuate, apex acute(-acuminate); Inflorescences among the leaves, pedunculate, with mealy hairs, 0.1-0.2 mm; Fruits solitary or 2 (or 3), broadly ellipsoid or oblong, or ± pear-shaped, 5-9 by 2.5-5 cm, base rounded or subattenuate, hairs dense, mealy, rusty, 0.1(-0.2) mm;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Mindanao present
Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, rare in the Philippines (Mindanao, no material seen).


2 The pubescent sterile apex of the androecium in the material from Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo is noteworthy. 1 Myristica cinnamomea is characterized by the persistent inconspicuous hairs on the lower leaf surface, the short hairs on the leaf bud and twig apices, the angular apex of flower buds, and the fruits with mealy indumentum. Myristica beccarii and M. smythiesii are superficially similar species but they have different inflorescences.


Warb. 1897: Mon. Myrist.: 445
King 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: 456
J. Sinclair 1958: p. 358. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 28, pl. VII A
W.J. de Wilde 1997 – In: Blumea: 156
J. Sinclair 1968: p. 358. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 210