Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Magnoliales Myristicaceae

Scientific Name: Myristica fragrans
Species Authority: Houtt.
Common Name(s):
English Nutmeg
Spanish Nuez De Banda, Nuez De Especias, Nuez Moscada

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is thought to occur naturally in Banda Island in the Moluccas, but it is now widely cultivated in the tropics, becoming naturalised in many areas.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Maluku, Sumatera)
Puerto Rico
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland forest. The original source of nutmeg.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Myristica fragrans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33986A9820569. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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