Horsfieldia irya

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Horsfieldia irya
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Myristicaceae
Genus: Horsfieldia
Species: H. irya
Binomial name
Horsfieldia irya
(Gaertn.) Warb.
Synonyms
  • Horsfieldia lemanniana (A.DC.) Warb.[1]
  • Myristica irya Gaertn.[2]

Horsfieldia irya is a species of plant in the Myristicaceae family. It is found in Burma, India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.[2]

Leaves[edit]

2-ranked, numerous, oblong to linear-lanceolate, acute ends, veins hairy.

Trunk[edit]

Bark - smooth, purplish gray, marked with leaf scars; Wood - yellowish, moderately heavy; young parts tomentose.

Flowers[edit]

pale yellow, fragrant; male minute, numerous, clustered; female larger, fewer; Inflorescence - rusty pubescent panicles at leafless nodes.

Fruits[edit]

globose, rusty tomentose, bright pink within; seed with a scarlet aril.

Ecology[edit]

rain forest subcanopy.

Uses[edit]

flowers- temple offerings; whole plant- medicinal.

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