Thoa klossii (Merr. ex Markgr.) Doweld
Gnetum klossii is a vigorous, evergreen climbing plant with woody, twining stems.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
The preferred habitat of this species is lowland to lower montane forest - a habitat that is highly threatened on Borneo and classified as vulnerable to critical/endangered. Most probably the plant's area of occurrence is declining. However, recent collections have been made in today protected areas in the NW, NE and SE of Borneo. The species is therefore probably not threatened and the plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia (northern Borneo)
Lowland to montane forest - mainly in primary forests on ridges and hill slopes[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Species in this genus usually prefer a position in light to deep shade, growing best in a moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil[
]. The species is found in the wild on sandy to clayey soil and has been found in forests on limestone, but also on mor soil over sandstone base rock[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruits - cooked[
Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
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