Myristica iners Blume, Bijdr. (1826)

Latin for 'inactive', referring to the absence of nutmeg smell.

Myristica cumingii var. floribunda Airy Shaw
Myristica heritieriifolia Pierre ex Lecompte
Myristica sublanceolata Miq.
Myristica vordermanii Warb.

Mid-canopy tree up to 38 m tall and 59 cm dbh. Stem with red sap. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 7 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in small panicles. Fruits ca. 51 mm long, yellow-brown, glabrous, dehiscent capsules. Seeds with divided yellow-orange-red aril.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m altitude. Hillsides and ridges, but also along rivers and streams. On clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Indo-China, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.

Local names
Borneo: Darah-darah, Kumpang.