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can species-1-be hidn pl?[edit]

-----Please note, I have [[Repetitive Strain Injury]] and find typing very hard. I use a form of shorthand, which may be difficult to understand. I can be contacted through MSN (sven70) or Skype (sven0921) if my meaning is unclear. (talk) 09:10, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Are you asking for Myristica acsmithii to be hidden? If not, I'm unsure of your meaning. If so, maybe it's because you think it isn't a real species. It is, it just isn't the usual to have initials in a scientific name. Albert Charles Smith was a contemporary botanist to the species author. Here is some evidence that it's real in the following two references; hopefully this is helpful - Hamamelis (talk) 13:43, 15 July 2010 (UTC) :[1][2]
  1. ^ "Plant Name Details for Myristica acsmithii". IPNI. Retrieved July 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Name - Myristica acsmithii W.J.De Wilde". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved July 15, 2010. 
I think the very very long list of 'selected' Myristica species could stand to be collapsed by default. That could be what Sven70 was talking about, I'm not sure. It would also be possible to give the Myristica genus its own article, and deal only with commercially significant species of 'nutmeg' here. --Eloil (talk) 02:21, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
I've collapsed the list and merged the section with 'Propagation' to give 'Botany and cultivation'. I think the article is more readable now that you don't need to scroll past that huge list right after the intro, and it's still right there for the interested reader to access. --Eloil (talk) 17:10, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Illegal in Oman and Saudi Arabia?[edit]

According to Erowid, nutmeg is illegal to import, possibly illegal to possess, and is confiscated by police if found, in Oman and Saudi Arabia. If anyone can find more reliable sources - I'm guessing Erowid, as fantastic a site as it is, doesn't count as one - perhaps this should be covered in this article? Xmoogle (talk) 15:29, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Growing wild in Penang?[edit]

I changed:

especially Penang, where the trees are native within untamed areas

to:

especially Penang, where the trees grow wild within untamed areas{{citation needed}}

(Emphasis added.)

It's native to the Banda islands - if it had been available from Penang, getting to Banda wouldn't have been a big deal. From the form of the sentence, I'm guessing the intended meaning was "grow wild" - but that too needs a source. --Chriswaterguy talk 00:47, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Confused[edit]

This is quite confused. Is the page about nutmeg, Myristica fragrans, or is it about the genus Myristica. There should really be two separate pages. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:34, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Questions about Article subtitle "Essential Oils"[edit]

The contributor (as of April 1, 2014) states:
"The essential oil obtained by steam distillation of ground nutmeg is widely used in the perfumery and pharmaceutical industries.. I'm changing this to include the "duh" factor: The essential oil thus obtained is highly valued for its aroma and finds use in diverse sectors of the flavoring and fragrancing industries. This volatile fraction typically contains 60-80% d-camphene by weight, as well as quantities of d-pinene, limonene, d-borneol, l-terpineol, geraniol, safrol, and myristicin." << This sentence and its source need further investigation as none of the components listed can account for the characteristic aroma of nutmeg or mace. A GC/MS chromatogram of Indonesian nutmeg oil cites eugenol and isoeugenol as the two highest percentage components, which makes far more olfactory sense. I refer to Figure 4 in this publication: Analysis of Essential Oil Compounds Using Retention Time Locked Methods and Retention Time Databases Application Food and Flavors © Agilent Technologies, Inc. 2002 cp.chem.agilent.com/Library/applications/5988-6530EN.pdf — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mykstor (talkcontribs) 00:50, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Article does not link to German (Muskatnuss)?[edit]

why can this article not be linked to the German "Muskatnuss"? The German wiki article (Muskatnussbaum) does link to all other languages though. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikibal Lector (talkcontribs) 05:33, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Split made[edit]

Almost all the article was about the spice called "nutmeg". The lead section did not correspond to this, since it began by identifying "nutmeg" with the genus and then with a particular species. The article should be about the spice, without a taxobox, and there should be articles on the genus and species. I have moved appropriate material to the articles Myristica and Myristica fragrans and revised the lead accordingly. Peter coxhead (talk) 08:11, 6 June 2014 (UTC)