Click on images
Fruit, side view, dehisced fruit showing red aril and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Male flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Female flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Myristica globosa subsp. muelleri
Myristica globosa subsp. muelleri (Warb.) W.J.de Wilde
Wilde, W.J.J.O. de (1994) Blumea 38(2): 367. Type: ?.
Nutmeg, Queensland; Queensland Nutmeg
Leaf blades variable in size, about 7-20 cm x 2-8 cm, petioles glabrous and about 6-15 mm long. Small oil dots visible with a lens. Young shoots and terminal buds clothed in prostrate, rusty brown hairs. Leaf blade paler or brownish on the underside. Petiole channelled on the upper surface. Lateral veins slightly depressed on the upper surface and usually forming loops inside the blade margin. Reticulate venation usually contrasting in colur from leaf surface and brown.
Male flowers in fascicles or on woody tubercles; pedicel 3-4.5 mm long; calyx oblong or narrowly ellipsoidal in bud, 5-6 mm long, 2.2-2.5 mm wide, densely brown tomentose on outside, glabrescent; calyx lobes 1.2-2 mm long, erect or spreading; androphore pubescent at base. Female flowers in fascicles of up to 6: pedicel 0.6-1.5 mm long; calyx ovoid, 3.5-4.5 mm long, 2.5-3.5 mm wide, brown-tomentose outside; calyx lobes 1.2-1.7 mm long, spreading or recurved; ovary densely tomentose.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in eastern Queensland from Cape York Peninsula to Byfield, in mesophyll and notophyll vine forest.