Gnetum tenuifolium is a slender, evergreen climbing plant with woody, twining stems[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
The major threat to this species is habitat loss through forest clearing for conversion mainly to rubber and oil palm plantations and rice fields. Especially on the Malay Peninsula lowland forests are highly threatened and only a fifth of the original forest remains and is scattered in fragments over the country. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast sia - Peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra)
Rain forests at low elevations[
]. Occasionally found in secondary forests and overgrown plantations[
|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[
The seeds are eaten boiled[
The root is cooked and eaten[
A decoction of the root is drunk after childbirth[
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