Latin Name: Gnetum montanum Markgr.
Common Name: Gam nui, Sot nui
Distribution: Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Sikkim, Thailand, Vietnam
Habitat: Subtropical broadleaf forests
Description: Evergreen, climber; branches smooth, swollen at nodes. Leaves opposite, simple, oblong-ovate, 12-30 cm, dark green. Dioecious (male & female flowers on separate plants). Unlike other gymnosperms they possess vessel elements in the xylem.
Cultivation: Tropical condition, in partial shade.
Uses: The fibres from the bark of the stem are used in making gunny bags, fishing nets, and ropes; the seeds yield edible oil, are eaten fried, and are used for making wine; the sap is used as a cold drink.
RBGE Data (May 2012):
- Accession number: 19791010
- Source: T. C. Godfrey donated the seed in 1979
- Provenance: Wild collected from Hong Kong
- Location: LowlandTropics
- SubClass: Gnetopsida
- Order: Gnetales
- Family: Gnetaceae