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Gnetum Ula Rheede.

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Gnetum Ula Rheede.

Family : gnetaceae

Characteristic features :

Habit : Liana or large woody dioecious climber with jointed branches at the nodes.

Leaves : Leaves are ovate, oblong or elliptic in shape and are arranged in opposite manner.

Inflorescence : spicate, axillary with many superposed cupular connate bracts called collars, each collar containing unisexual sessile flowers.

Seeds : Seed is solitary, ellipsoid and hard, endospermous enclosed with three envelopes forming a pseudo-fruit, reddish orange when ripened. 

Flowering and Fruiting time : December to June

Significance : IUCN Red listed: Ancient Endangered Climber

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