Myristica simiarum A.DC., Ann. Sc. Nat. 4, 4 (1855)

Latin for 'for apes or monkeys'.

Gymnacranthera sulphurascens Elmer
Myristica discolor Merr.
Myristica celebica Miq.
Myristica elliptica var. celebica (Miq.) J.Sinclair
Myristica elliptica var. simiarum (A.DC.) J.Sinclair
Myristica elliptilimba Merr.
Myristica merrillii Warb.
Myristica sulphurascens Elmer
Myristica verrucosula Merr.

Upper canopy tree up to 41 m tall and 152 cm dbh. Stem with red sap. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous to golden hairy. Flowers ca. 12 mm diameter, yellow-brownish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 34 mm long, yellow-orange-red, short hairy, dehiscent capsules. Seeds with yellow to red divided aril.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 800 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with shallow sandy to clay soils, common on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Taiwan, Borneo (Sarawak, West- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas.

Local names
Borneo: Dara-dara.