Gnetum formosum is an evergreen climbing plant with woody, twining stems.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
This species has certainly undergone a decline of suitable habitat in the last decades with large parts of its range in ecoregions classified as vulnerable or critical/endangered. Nevertheless, the species has been collected in or close by some of the larger protective areas and it also grows in less accessible higher altitudes (up to 2,000 metres), both of which probably secures its existence. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Vietnam
Shady, humid forests at elevations up to 2,000 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Found in the wild on rocky soils over granite[
]. Species in this genus usually prefer a position in light to deep shade, growing best in a moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Seed - cooked[
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