Myristica canarica Bedd. ex King
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Gymnacranthera canarica is an evergreen tree.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for the oil that is obtained from its seed.
Widespread habitat destruction has greatly reduced the population of this species. It has been classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(1998), but more detailed study may show that it is under even greater threat[
E. Asia - southwestern India.
Lowland, moist, dense forest[
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An oil obtained from the seed is used for making candles[
The reddish brown wood is used for making tea chests[
Seed - 40% of seed germinates without pre-treatment, this can be increased to around 60% by removing the seed coat prior to sowing.
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