Gnemon leptostachya (Blume) Kuntze
Thoa leptostachya (Blume) Doweld
Gnetum leptostachyum is a stout, evergreen, climbing plant with woody, twining stems[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of fibre.
A relatively widespread species, found from Indochina to Borneo and Java, and sometimes treated as four distinct varieties. It grows in a range of environments, often in less accessible sites and at higher elevations - areas that are more likely to be preserved. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Borneo
Lowland forest, montane forests, and also in heath forest and close to mangrove forest, often on slopes and ridges; at elevations up to 1,800 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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Found growing wild on clayey-rocky or medium schistose as well as over limestone[
]. 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[
Seeds - cooked[
]. The seeds are around 12mm long and 8mm wide[
The fibre from the stems is used to make rope[
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