Gnetum africanum is an evergreen Climber growing to 12 m (39ft) by m (1ft 4in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The plant is not self-fertile. Suitable . PDF | Gnetum africanum is a forest liana that grows abundantly in Central Africa, South America, and tropical and subtropical Asia. Its leaves. J Med Food. Nov;14(11) doi: /jmf Epub Aug Gnetum africanum: a wild food plant from the African forest with many.

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Plants growing in full sun produce thinner leaves which are not so well liked by consumers[ ]. Retrieved from ” gnetjm Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Seed is normally found only in the tree canopy[ ]. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It has been found in primary and secondary semi-deciduous humid forests, both in dense and sunny transitional savannah locations, ranging from sea-level to meter altitude. Most eru from Cameroon, Gabon and the Central African Republic is transported to Idenau, a coastal village in Cameroon, and from there by boat to Nigeria.

Female plants africnum often have stronger stems, and are more vigorous and productive than male africanumm].


Phylogeny of seed plants based on evidence from eight genes Archived at Archive. Fresh leaves of Gnetum africanum and the very similar Afrcanum buchholzianum Engl. Gnetum africanum Plant List: If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Gnetum africanum Gnetum africanumfrom the coastal rainforest of Cameroon.

There is an urgent need to collect and preserve the diversity found within the two African Gnetum species, preferably throughout their natural range. It is usually found with other climbers on middle- and under-storey trees, frequently forming thickets.

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The leaves of Gnetum africanum can be replaced by those of the other eru species, Gnetum buchholzianumor leaves of the shrub Lasianthera africana P. Economically, Gnetum africanum can be used as a means to maintain a supplemental income as it is available throughout the year, [13] and may be used as a form of supplementary income for rural farmers in Cameroon. You will receive a range of benefits including: In experiments, nutrients, especially nitrogen, have gneum a gnefum effect on growth and rate of leaf development.

Gnetum africanum is mostly found at the periphery of primary forest and in secondary forest. Accessions need to be evaluated for their agronomic potential and for their ability to germinate without the need for interventions. It is hardy to zone UK Leaves are shredded into thin strips and are often eaten as part of a mixture in, for example, a groundnut-based stew.


In the Central African Republic the leaves are eaten to treat nausea and as an antidote to arrow poison made from Periploca nigrescens Afzel.

Seed is normally found only in the tree canopy. Shredded leaves can be dried and preserved for later use.

The first gneutm may take place 6—9 months after planting. Shredded leaves can be dried and preserved for later use[ ]. The plant forms two distinct types of stem.

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Gnetum buchholzianum is more popular with consumers and more expensive because its leaves are generally thicker than those of Gnetum africanum. Field planting, preferably next to a young africcanum or shrub, takes place at the beginning of the rainy season.

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Methods of vegetative propagation using leafy stem cuttings have recently been developed. Gnetum africanum is a good source of protein and is strong in essential zfricanum non-essential amino acids. Gnetum africanum eru or African Jointfir is a vine gymnosperm species found natively throughout tropical Africa.