Gymnacranthera forbesii (King) Warb., Mon. Myrist. (1897)
Named after H.O. Forbes [1851-1932], a British botanist.
Gymnacranthera crassinervis Warb.
Myristica crassinervis (Warb.) Boerl.
Myristica forbesii King
Mid-canopy tree up to 38 m tall and 93 cm dbh. Stem with red sap. Stipules
absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, venation conspicuous, white
below, glabrous. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, yellow-creamish, placed in small
panicles. Fruits ca. 20 mm long, orange-red, fleshy, glabrous, dehiscent
capsules. Seeds with completely divided yellow-orange-red aril.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m
altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island).
Borneo: Darah-darah, Kumpang, Kumpang semah, Lahu.