Myristica aperlaevis

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Myristica aperlaevis


Tree 20 m. Leaves thinly membranous, elliptic-oblong, 16-23 by 6-9 cm, base cuneate or nearly rounded, apex abruptly acute-acuminate; Fruits solitary, ellipsoid-oblong, 8-8.5 by 3-3.5 cm, base and apex ± blunt or narrowly rounded, glabrous;


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present), Seram, c. 40 km E of Masohi present
Malesia: Moluccas (Seram, c. 40 km E of Masohi); known only from the type.


This species is glabrous in all parts, except for a fine indumentum on leaf bud and ovaries; some minute stellate scattered hairs may be seen at the base of the fruit (lens!).