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Myristica fragrans - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-097.jpg
Myristica fragrans
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Myristicaceae
Genus: Myristica

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Myristica is a genus of trees in the family Myristicaceae. There are over 150 species distributed in Asia and the western Pacific.[2]

The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, the main source of the spices nutmeg and mace.


Selected Myristica species:[1][3][4]

  • Some species of Myristica have been reclassified into the genus Virola by some botanists.


  1. ^ a b "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  2. ^ Myristica. Flora of China.
  3. ^ GRIN. "Species in GRIN for genus Myristica". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
  4. ^ "Name - Myristica Gronov. subordinate taxa". Tropicos. St. Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved March 10, 2010.