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Myristica fragrans (nutmeg)

Synonyms: Myristica officinalis

Wikipedia Abstract

The nutmeg tree is any of several species of trees in genus Myristica. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas (or Spice Islands) of Indonesia. The nutmeg tree is important for two spices derived from the fruit: nutmeg and mace.
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  High
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Tree

Predators

Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[4]
Euzophera osseatella[5]
Greeniella javanensis[4]
Greeniella ramosa[4]
Howardia biclavis (mining scale)[6]
Lecanodiaspis malaboda[4]
Paralecanium quadratum[4]
Plodia interpunctella (Indian meal moth)[5]
Pseudaonidia corbetti[4]
Pseudaulacaspis barberi[4]
Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (false oleander scale)[4]
Pseudococcus cryptus (citriculus mealybug)[4]

Distribution

Caribbean;

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Citations

Species recognized by Kartesz J., , ITIS Regional: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 6Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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