Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family of 19 genera and about 440 species, pantropic; two genera occur naturally in Australia. Jessup, 2007.


Horsfieldia - A genus of about 100 species in Asia, Malesia, Australia and Pacific Islands; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Jessup (2007); Wilde (1985, 2000).

Myristica - A genus of about 175 species in Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; three species occur naturally in Australia, one endemic. Jessup & Wilde (1993) and Wilde (1991, 1997, 2000).


Blake, S.T. (1954). Botanical contributions of the northern Australia regional survey. II. Studies on miscellaneous northern Australian plants. Australian Journal of Botany 2:99-140.

Foreman, D.B. (1978). Myristicaceae (excluding Horsfieldia). In Womersley, J.S. (Ed.) 'Handbooks of the flora of Papua New Guinea.' Vol. 1, (Melbourne University Press: Melbourne.), pp. 175-215.

Jessup, L.W. (2007). Myristicaceae. Flora of Australia 2: 57-62.

Jessup, L.W. & Wilde, W.J.J.O. de (1993). Myristica lancifolia new to Australia. Blumea 38:39-42.

Sinclair, J. (1958). A revision of the Malayan Myristicaceae. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 16:205-466.

Wilde, W.J.J.O. de (1985). A new account of the genus Horsfieldia (Myristicaceae). Part 2. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 38:55-144.

Wilde, W.J.J.O. de (1991). Conspectus of Myristica (Myristicaceae) in Australia, with the description of a new species from Queensland. Blumea 36:183-190.

Wilde, W.J.J.O. de (1997). Notes on Southeast Asian and Malesian Myristica and description of new taxa (Myristicaceae). Blumea 42:111-190.

Wilde, W.J.J.O. de (2000). Myristicaceae. In Flora Malesiana. Ser. 1, Vol. 14 (Leiden: The Netherlands) pp. 1-632.

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