Myristica andamanica Hook. fil., Fl. Brit. India 5: 103 1886. (syn: Palala andamanica (Hook.f.) Kuntze);
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands as per POWO;
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Hook. f. ; glabrous, leaves petioled membranous elliptic-oblong subacute not glaucous beneath, nerves 12-15 pair very slender, male flowers in sessile or peduncled clusters on the branches very shortly pedicelled, bracteole large, perianth globose 3-lobed, staminal column oblong obtuse. ? M. elliptica, Kurz For. Fl. ii. 282 (not of Wall.).

ANDAMAN ISLANDS ; Herb. Hort. Bot. Calcutta.

Branches slender, quite glabrous, youngest shoots rustily hoary. Leaves almost membranous, 3-4 in. diam., pale brown when dry on both surfaces, base acute, nerves spreading ; petiole 3/4-1.1/4 in., slender. Clusters of flowers sessile or on a thick 3-6 fld. peduncle 1/4-1/2 in. long ; pedicel 1/8 in., stout, rather scurfy ; perianth quite glabrous and smooth, 1/8-1/6 in. diam.—Apparently a very distinct species, but approaches M. malabarica.

(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
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Myristica andamanica Hook.f. (Myristicaceae): 2 images.

These images of Myristica andamanica, endemic to the Andaman Islands, were sent by Mr. Bishnu Dey.
These are common shrubs in the edges of inland forests.


 

 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen 1  High resolution specimen 2  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) Wikipedia  Plant illustrations

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