Large tree in Singapore ZOO.
And its strange looking stem.
And a close-up of the stem.
If I can't
find seeds, I'll just do it by tissue culture! But it is still
only a female...
Flatten and ready to be fried to a crispy
snag in Indonesia.
Archipelago, Borneo, Caroline Islands, China, Fiji, Lesser
Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicobar
Isslands, Philippines, Queensland; Australia, Santa Cruz
Islands, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi; Indonesia, Thailand,
acutatum Miq. 1860.
Gnetum vinosum, Elmer 1915.
Gnetum gnemon var. brunonianum, Markgr.
Gnetum gnemon var. gracile, Markgr.
Gnetum gnemon var. griffithii, Markgr.
Gnetum gnemon var. tenerum, Markgr.
This member of the Gnetaceae was
by Carl Linnaeus in 1767. It is found in south-east Assam, through
Malaysia and Indonesia to the Philippines and Fiji. It grows in a well drained
peat with some to lots of water
and some sun. It will grow up to 10-20 metres height.
Flatten and fried to a
crispy snag in Indonesia. Taste like tasteless dry pasta before the
freeing. Afterwards, it is a crispy cracker with a bitter and unique
taste. The young leaves, flowers and the fruits can be used in
salads. The inner bark's fibres are used for weaving baskets and