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Myristica fragrans
(nutmeg)

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Myristica fragrans (nutmeg)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Myristica fragrans
  • Preferred Common Name
  • nutmeg
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Fruits
  • Hallucinogen
  • Masticatory
  • Narcotic
  • Spices and culinary herbs
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Myristica fragrans Houtt.

Preferred Common Name

  • nutmeg

International Common Names

  • English: mace
  • Spanish: nuez moscada
  • French: macis; muscadier; noix de muscade
  • Portuguese: muscadeira

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Muskatnussbaum
  • Indonesia: bunga pala; pala banda
  • Italy: noce muscata (albero)
  • Laos: chan theed
  • Malaysia: buah pala
  • Netherlands: nootmuskaatboom
  • Sweden: muskotnoettraed
  • Thailand: chan thet
  • Vietnam: dâu khâu

EPPO code

  • MYIFR (Myristica fragrans)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Annonales
  •                         Family: Myristicaceae
  •                             Genus: Myristica
  •                                 Species: Myristica fragrans

Uses List

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Drugs, stimulants, social uses

  • Hallucinogen
  • Masticatory
  • Narcotic

Human food and beverage

  • Fruits
  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Dye/tanning
  • Essential oils

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore