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Myristicaceae is the botanical name
Botanical name
A botanical name is a formal scientific name conforming to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and, if it concerns a plant cultigen, the additional cultivar and/or Group epithets must conform to the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants...

 for a family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

 of flowering plants. The family has been recognised by most taxonomists; it is sometimes called the "nutmeg family", after its most famous member, Nutmeg
Nutmeg
The nutmeg tree is any of several species of trees in genus Myristica. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas of Indonesia...

 (Myristica fragrans).

The APG II system
APG II system
The APG II system of plant classification is the second, now obsolete, version of a modern, mostly molecular-based, system of plant taxonomy that was published in April 2003 by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. It was a revision of the first APG system, published in 1998, and was superseded in 2009...

, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system
APG system
The APG system of plant classification is the first, now obsolete, version of a modern, mostly molecular-based, system of plant taxonomy that was published in 1998 by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. It was superseded in 2003 by a revision, the APG II system, and then in 2009 by a further...

, of 1998), also recognizes this family, and assigns it to the order Magnoliales
Magnoliales
Magnoliales is an order of flowering plants.-Classification:The Magnoliales includes six families:* Annonaceae...

 in the clade magnoliids.

The family consists of about twenty genera, with several hundred species, of trees and shrubs, found in tropical areas across the world. The best known genera are Myristica and Virola
Virola
Virola, also known as Epená, Patricá, or Cumala, is a genus of medium-sized trees native to the South American rainforest and closely related to other Myristicaceae, such as nutmeg...

.

List of genera
  • Bicuiba
    Bicuiba
    Bicuiba is a genus of plant in family Myristicaceae. It contains the following species :* Bicuiba oleifera, de Wilde...

  • Brochoneura
  • Cephalosphaera
    Cephalosphaera
    Cephalosphaera is a genus of plant in family Myristicaceae. It contains the following species :* Cephalosphaera usambarensis, Warb....

  • Coelocaryon
  • Compsoneura
  • Endocomia
  • Gymnacranthera
    Gymnacranthera
    Gymnacranthera is a genus of plant in family Myristicaceae. It contains the following species :* Gymnacranthera canarica, Warb.* Gymnacranthera maliliensis, Schouten...

  • Haematodendron
  • Horsfieldia
    Horsfieldia
    Horsfieldia is a name of plant genus native to South East Asia.The name is also a synonym for other plants from genera in the families Araliaceae and Gesneriaceae. The genus consists of evergreen trees. The species have dispersed or distichous leaves which are thinly leathery, often glabrous. The...

  • Iryanthera
    Iryanthera
    Iryanthera is a flowering plant genus in the family Myristicaceae.Species include:* Iryanthera campinae* Iryanthera elliptica Ducke – sangretoro* Iryanthera juruensis...

  • Knema
    Knema
    Knema is a genus of plant in family Myristicaceae. It contains the following species :...

  • Mauloutchia
  • Myristica
    Nutmeg
    The nutmeg tree is any of several species of trees in genus Myristica. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas of Indonesia...

  • Osteophloeum
  • Otoba
    Otoba
    Otoba is a genus of plant in family Myristicaceae. It contains the following species :* Otoba acuminata A. Gentry* Otoba novogranatensis Moldenke...

  • Pycnanthus
  • Scyphocephalium
  • Staudtia
    Staudtia
    Staudtia is a genus of plant in family Myristicaceae. It contains the following species :* Staudtia pterocarpa, Warb....

  • Virola
    Virola
    Virola, also known as Epená, Patricá, or Cumala, is a genus of medium-sized trees native to the South American rainforest and closely related to other Myristicaceae, such as nutmeg...


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