Myristica simiarum subsp. celebica

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Myristica simiarum subsp. celebica


Tree 10-30 m. Leaves: Fruits ellipsoid or ovoid, 3-3.5 by 2.5 cm, apex ± blunt or 1-2 mm beaked, base contracted into a stout pseudostalk 2-4 mm long, 4-5 mm broad, pericarp dull greyish brown to dark brown, 4-5 mm thick.


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Bacan present, Bum present, Moena I present, Sula Is present, Zamboanga present
Malesia: Sulawesi (incl. Moena I.); Moluccas (Bacan, Sula Is., Bum); Philippines (Zamboanga).


Subsp. celebica is close to the two other subspecies. It has larger fruits than subsp. simiarum and from subsp. calcarea it differs in the less densely pubescent leaves.


Koord. 1898: Fl. N.O. Celebes: 570
Miq. 1865 – In: Ann.: 48
J. Sinclair 1968: p. 194. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 12F.
W J. de Wilde 1997: p. 255. – In: Blumea: 185
Warb. 1897: Mon. Myrist: 395: t. 15