Myristica papyracea J.Sinclair, Gard. Bull. Sing. 23 (1968)

Latin for 'paper-like'.

Upper canopy tree up to 50 m tall and 112 cm dbh. Usually with large stilt roots. Stem with red sap. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 11 mm diameter, yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 50 mm long, yellow-brown, short hairy, dehiscent capsules. Seeds with divided red aril.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 300 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites along rivers and streams, but also on hillsides. On clay to sandy soils, also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Dara-dara, Darah-darah.