Myristica ornata

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Myristica ornata


Tree 25-30 m. Leaves subcoriaceous, (elliptic-)oblong, 15-20 by 3.5-6.5 cm, base cuneate, apex acute; Inflorescences known only from the infructescences. Male and female flowers not seen. Fruits (immature) solitary or paired, broadly fusiform, 5-6 by 3-3.5 cm, base narrowed into 5(-7) mm long pseudostalk, apex ± gradually tapered, acute, hairs light brown, mealy, 0.3(-0.4) mm;


Asia-Tropical, Papua New Guinea present, Western Prov., Kiunga area present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Western Prov., Kiunga area); known only from the type.


2 Myristica ornata is reminiscent of M. mediovibex (also with the scar of the bracteole ± halfway the fruiting pedicel), and especially of M. millepunctata and M. neglecta; these latter, however, with the lower leaf surface non-papillose and with scattered dots. 1 Keys out beside M. schleinitzii on account of pedunculate inflorescences and papillate lower leaf surface, but otherwise quite different.