Myristica elliptica Wall. ex Hook.f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. (1855)
Latin for 'elliptic'.
Myristica calocarpa Miq.
Myristica elliptica var. elliptica J.Sinclair
Myristica macrocarpa Wall.
Myristica sycocarpa Miq.
Sub-canopy tree up to 22 m tall and 38 cm dbh. Stem with red sap. Stipules
absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, slightly whitish
below. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, yellow, placed in small panicles. Fruits ca.
57 mm long, yellow-orange-brown, glabrous, dehiscent capsules. Seed with divided
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, swamp and coastal (tidal) forests up to
500 m altitude. Along rivers and streams and in swamps, including tidal zones.
On clay soils, but also on sand and limestone. In secondary forests usually
present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
The timber is used. The nut is used for flavouring of food and also has
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island),
Borneo: Kumpang, Kunipang, Supaka'u.