This member of the Gnetaceae was
by Carl Linnaeus in 1767. It is found in south-east Assam, through
Malaysia and Indonesia to the Philippines and Fiji. It grows in a well drained
peat with some to lots of water
and some sun. It will grow up to 10-20 metres height.
Flatten and fried to a
crispy snag in Indonesia. Taste like tasteless dry pasta before the
freeing. Afterwards, it is a crispy cracker with a bitter and unique
taste. The young leaves, flowers and the fruits can be used in
salads. The inner bark's fibres are used for weaving baskets and
The two centimetre fruits are a
thin fruit-cover with a large seed. It is, just Gingko, a
rather hard nutty-like seed.
Then I got stubborn and went to
Indonesia to get some seeds.