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Myristica


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(family Myristicaceae)

A genus of monopodial trees in which the fruit has an aril that is much divided, almost to the base. The seed of M. fragrans is nutmeg; its aril provides mace. There are about 80 species, occurring from India to the Pacific islands.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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