TAXONOMY, Class; GNETOPSIDA Thomé, Fl. Deutschl. 1: 55. 1886


Kingdom  Plantae - Plants
 Subkingdom  Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
  Super   Division  Spermatophyta - Seed plants
   Division   Gnetophyta - Mormon Tea and other gnetophytes
     Class   Gnetopsida
      Order   Gnetales
        Family   Gnetaceae
         Genus   Gnetum
          Specius  gnemon Part of Taxonomy Collection

Gnetum is the lone genus in the family Gnetaceae. There are about thirty-forty species in the genera, which occurs throughout the tropics in Asia, South America and in Central Africa. The majority of the species of Gnetum are lianas, but two Asian are trees. The plants are dioecious, with the male plants producing catkins of stamens and the females catkins of ovules barely protected by an envelope.