Myristica maxima Warb., Mon. Myrist. (1897)
Latin for 'the largest'.
Upper canopy tree up to 41 m tall and 97 cm dbh. Stem with red sap. Stipules
absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous to hairy, whitish
below. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, yellow-pinkish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca.
59 mm long, yellow-brown, short hairy, dehiscent capsules. Seeds with yellow to
red, divided aril.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and swamp forests up to 700 m altitude. On
alluvial sites (periodically inundated) near rivers and streams, but also on
hillsides and ridges. Usually on sandy soils, but also on limestone. In
secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
The timber is sometimes used.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island).
Borneo: Darah-darah, Koomping, Kumpang, Mandarahan, Rah.