Gnemon amazonica (Tul.) Kuntze
Gnemon nigra (Carrière) Kuntze
Gnemon nodiflora (Brongn.) Kuntze
Gnetum amazonicum Tul
Gnetum cruzianum Gleason
Gnetum nigrum Carrière
Gnetum oblongifolium Huber
Thoa nigra Carrière
Gnetum nodiflorum is an evergreen, climbing plant with woody, twining stems
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
There are general threats across the range of this species including extensive deforestation, selected harvesting of trees and disturbance as a result of mining operations. However, the plant is widespread across the Amazon basin and does not appear to be threatened at present - it is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Wet lowland river valleys and coastal tropical areas[
|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[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Seed - roasted[
The liquid originating from the cut stem is used as a wash for treating weakness, 'skinniness' and loss of appetite[
A decoction of the crushed plant is used for treating headache[
The nut is used as an abortifacient[
A gummy decoction of the bark is employed externally as hot as possible to reduce swellings caused by muscular injury or torn tendons[
Persistent rumours maintain that the leaves are sometimes added to the hallucinogenic drink caapi (Banisteriopsis caapi), but this information has not been confirmed[
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