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Friday, June 27, 2014

Myristica fragrans - Nutmeg

Scientific name: Myristica fragrans
Common name: Nutmeg
Chinese name: 肉豆蔻 (rou dou kou)
Malay name: Buah Pala
Family: Myristicaceae
Origin: Muluccas (Spice Islands, Indonesia)
Category: Evergreen tree
Photo taken at: Secret Garden of 1-Utama

Additional information from Wikipedia:
"The species is dioecious, i.e. "male" or staminate flowers and "female" or carpellate flowers are borne on different plants, although occasional individuals produce both kinds of flower. The flowers are bell-shaped, pale yellow and somewhat waxy and fleshy. The trees produce smooth yellow ovoid or pear-shaped fruits, 6–9 cm (2.4–3.5 in) long with a diameter of 3.5–5 cm (1.4–2.0 in). The fruit has a fleshy husk. When ripe the husk splits into two halves along a ridge running the length of the fruit. Inside is a purple-brown shiny seed, 2–3 cm (0.8–1.2 in) long by about 2 cm (0.8 in) across, with a red or crimson covering (an aril). The seed is the source of nutmeg, the aril the source of mace."
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