Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Rosales

Cannabaceae - Dagga family

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Cannabaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the family

Erect, annual, aromatic herb (in ours). Latex 0. Stipules present. Leaves alternate or opposite, digitately 3-7(-11)-foliolate (in ours), the leaflets with a serrate margin. Plant dioecious. Male inflorescences laxly cymose-paniculate; perianth 5-lobed, 1-seriate. Female inflorescences short, compact; flowers subtended by a bract and an enveloping bracteole. Ovary superior. Fruit an achene.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 4 species, northern temperate regions to SE Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

Cannabis sativa

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Cannabis L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Cannabaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cannabaceae
Flora of Malawi: Cannabaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Cannabaceae
Flora of Zambia: Cannabaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cannabaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cannabaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Cannabaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=46, retrieved 8 December 2016

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