Knema geminata (Miq.) Warb.
Myristica geminata Miq.
Myristica glaucescens (Jack) Hook.f. & Thomson
Knema glaucescens is an evergreen tree growing 8 - 15 metres tall.
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
An understorey tree of forests, including swamp forest; growing in sand, granitic sand, and clayey soil; at elevations from sea level to 500 metres[
A tree of moist, tropical lowlands, where it can be found at elevations up to 500 metres[
Succeeds in a range of soils in the wild, where it grows in sand, granitic sand, and clayey soils[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
A decoction of bark is used to treat abdominal discomforts[
The wood is white[
Seed - dries out easily, loses its viability rapidly, and cannot be stored. It is best sown in a shaded position in a nursery seedbed - germination is usually fairly quick with the seed of most species sprouting within 2 - 17 weeks[
]. Grow the young plants on in a shady position, planting them out in their permanent positions when large enough.
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