Habitat: river basins in flooded forests, black water swamps and tepuis
Description: Slender lianas. Stems when cut exuding cream-colored exudate; twigs smooth, light gray to tan. Leaf-blade thin, chartaceous to rarely subcoriaceous, elliptic, to 12 X 6 cm, abruptly deflexed (in living plants) and acuminate to acute at apex, unequally obtuse at base, yellow-green, the adaxial surface silky and finely striate, the abaxial surface dull and sculptured with narrow prominent primary and secondary veins and obscure tertiary veins. Pollen-bearing structures sparingly branched, the ultimate units with short internodes of 1-2 mm between bract collars. Microsporophylls barely exserted from enclosing collar. Ovule-bearing branches rarely branched, the internode between bract collars to 10 mm long. Mature seeds yellow to red, oblongoid to slightly obovoid, often with a basal knob-like ring, sharply mucronate at apex, 35-40 X 18-20 mm, outer layer thin and fibrous, inner layer chartaceous. Seeds (May, August); relatively common in forest canopy. 4
Accession # 201800036
Source: Paul Cooper - Cornell
Received as Gnetum woodsonianum.
Name changed per PlantList 10May2018.
Accession Date: 05-10-2018
Bench: 3114 - EVO: Magnoliids - Aristolochia
Currently: active - healthy
Qty: 1 confirmed on 12-19-2019
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