Myristicaceae (nutmeg family)

    The Myristicaceae comprises about 19 genera and 300 species of tropical trees.  Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) is probably the most well known member of this family.


    Myristica fragrans (F.E. Köhler, 1883-1914)
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    The only member of the Myristicaceae family growing at Montoso Gardens is nutmeg:


Scientific Name Common Name Plant Family

Myristica fragrans






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