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Myristicaceae sp.

Myristicaceae sp.


The richness of the forests is best told by its wildlife and varied habitats that lie within. It is a seed which grows into tall trees creating some unique ecosystems. Sharing a seed from one unique habitat known as the Myristica freshwater swamp which is named after the family of Myristicacae (Nutmeg) trees. These trees are one of the most primitive known species of flowering plants and are one of the key species of the swamps.


The Myristica swamps are one of the critically endangered habitats endemic to the Western Ghats.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Never heard of this wonderful ecosystem. Thanks for the informationon Vipul. I understand that there is now a project to conserve and protect this habitat which is great to hear.

ChunXingWong a year ago

Cool seed. Great find!

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Oh My! the things I learn on PN. Thank you Vipul.

Saturniidae27 a year ago

Beautiful Vipul. Almost looks like some jalebi :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Amazing javitri. Makes me want to cook a byriani right now.

Vipul Ramanuj
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Vipul Ramanuj

Agumbe, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 27, 2018
Submitted on Jun 10, 2020

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