Myristica subcordata

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Myristica subcordata


Tree. Leaves subcoriaceous, 17-28 by 6-13 cm, base subcordate or rounded, margin revolute, the lowermost nerves often almost rectangular to the midrib, lower surface with dense flocculose indumentum, hairs to 1 mm long; Fruits ± sessile, 3.5-4 cm long, (broadly) rounded at base, hairs coarse, shaggy, 1-1.5 mm long;


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Papua New Guinea present, SW Papua Barat: western part of Bird's Head present, Western Prov present
Malesia: New Guinea (SW Papua Barat: western part of Bird's Head; Papua New Guinea: Western Prov.).


BW10768 (Ch. Koster) from Mt Krabo, S of Manokwari, at 300 m, deviates in its chartaceous (not coriaceous) leaves, at base not cordate; the fruit, however, matches the type. Soegeng 351 and LAE 73930 (both S New Guinea) deviate by their more spaced lateral nerves, which are comparatively faint and not much projecting below.


Foreman 1974 – In: Contr. Herb. Austral. p 37
W.J. de Wilde 1998 – In: Blumea. p 181
J.Sinclair 1968: p. 307. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. f. 38 A-C
W.J. de Wilde 1995 – In: Blumea. p 333
Miq. 1978 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea. p 196
Warb. 1897: Mon. Myrist: 420. t. 19