Myristica glabra De Vriese
Myristica intermedia Blume
Myristica iteophylla Miq.
Knema intermedia is an evergreen tree usually growing 5 - 15 metres tall but exceptionally to 30 metres[
]. The bole is free of buttresses but sometimes has stilt roots[
The tree is sometimes harvested for its wood, which is used locally.
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Mixed lowland forest, peat forest; once from granitic sand; at elevations from sea level to about 1,000 metres[
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A tree of moist, tropical lowlands, where it can be found at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
The tree can flower and fruit all year round[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
The wood is white or somewhat reddish[
]. It is used for house building, flooring, boat building and for plywood production[
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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