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Leaf (Non-Flowering Plant Families (University of Hawaii Botany website)).

 

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Conservation status

Gnetum gnemon

Linnaeus 1767

Common names

Taxonomic notes

Description

Distribution and Ecology

Big tree

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

It "is grown in plantations in Java and the kernels of the large seeds are beaten flat and fried and either eaten hot or allowed to cool and treated as potato crisps. In the main streets of Java street hawkers sell these 'crisps' from large cans carried on the end of poles" (NTBG 2006).

Observations

Remarks

Citations

[NTBG] National Tropical Botanical Garden. 2006. Gnetum gnemon - Meet the Plants - National Tropical Botanical Garden Plant Database. http://www.ntbg.org/plants/plant_details.php?plantid=5570, accessed 2007.01.25.

See also

Carlquist, S. 1994. Wood and bark anatomy of Gnetum gnemon L. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 116(3):203.

Maheshwari and Vasil 1961.

Last Modified 2012-11-23