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Gnetum africanum, African Jointfir

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 Gnetum africanum
Family: Gnetaceae
African Jointfir
Origin: Tropical Africa
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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Gnetum africanum is a perennial that grows approximately 10 metres long, with thick papery-like leaves growing in groups of three.


  


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Gnetum gnemon, Melindjo

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Gnetum gnemon female strobilus
 Gnetum gnemon
Family: Gnetaceae
Melindjo
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdible

It is a small to medium-size tree (unlike most other Gnetum species, which are lianas), growing to 15-20 m tall. The leaves are evergreen, opposite, 8-20 cm long and 3-10 cm broad, entire, emerging bronze-colored, maturing glossy dark green. The fruit-like strobilus (female specimen) consist of little but skin and a large nut-like seed 2-4 cm long inside. Tree cultivated for edible young leaves and seeds cooked and roasted. The seeds are ground into flour and deep-fried as crackers.


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