Myristica villosa Warb., Mon. Myrist. (1897)

Latin for 'with long soft hairs'.

Myristica borneensis Gand.

sub-canopy tree up to 26 m tall and 54 cm dbh. Stem with red sap. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below, slightly whitish below. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, white-creamish, placed in hairy bundles. Fruits ca. 60 mm long, orange-red, densely hairy, dehiscent capsules. Seeds with yellow-orange-red divided arils.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 1300 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (throughout the island).

Local names
Borneo: Darah-darah, Kumpang, Nerak, Nyidah, Pendarahan.