Gnetum oblongum is an evergreen, climbing plant with woody, twining stems.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre.
The habitat of this species is threatened by conversion to plantations, logging and by the growing human population. It is very likely that the population is in decline due to the mentioned threats and because the area of occupancy and the extent of the habitat are in decline.The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - Bangladesh, Myanmar
Moist lowland forests[
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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[
Thre pliable stems are used for tying purposes[
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