Gnetum montanum is an evergreen climbing shrub producing woody twining stems that can be 10 metres or more long[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of fibre.
Most of the ecoregions this species occurs in are threatened. Almost certainly the population is in decline due to habitat destruction and degradation. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
E. Asia - S. China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.
Forests at elevations of 200 - 2,700 metres in southern China[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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Found in the wild on sandy loam soils[
]. 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[
Edible seeds - eaten fried[
An edible oil is obtained from the seed[
The sap is tapped and used to make a cold drink[
The root is used as a general antidote to poisons, including the irritation caused by the varnish tree (Toxicodendron species)[
]. The root is used as a remedy for malaria[
The fibres from the bark of the stem are used in making gunny bags, fishing nets, and ropes[
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