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CANNABACEAE HEMP FAMILY

Alan T. Whittemore, except as noted


Tree, shrub, or erect or twining perennial herb; dioecious or flowers staminate and bisexual, wind-pollinated; epidermis with stiff hairs, glandular or not; sap watery. Leaf: petioled; simple, unlobed or palmately lobed or compound, all alternate or lower opposite. Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, unisexual or with both male and bisexual flowers. Flower: perianth parts 4–6, free or fused; stamens 0 or 4–6; ovary 0 or 1, superior, chamber 1, ovule 1, style 1, short, stigmas 2, slender, plumose. Fruit: drupe or achene, occasionally ± enclosed in persistent perianth.
11 genera, ± 100 species: temperate, tropical areas worldwide. [Sytsma et al. 2002 Amer J Bot 89:1531–1546] —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Unabridged references: [Mitchell 1988 Bull New York State Mus Nat Hist 464:17–23]

Key to Cannabaceae

1. Tree or shrub; leaves alternate, simple, unlobed; flowers staminate and bisexual; fruit a drupe; perianth not persistent ..... CELTIS

1' Annual, perennial herb; lower leaves opposite, palmately lobed or compound (upper unlobed); flowers staminate or pistillate; fruit an achene, generally ± enclosed in persistent perianth.

2. Stem erect; leaf generally palmately compound; pistillate inflorescence ± spike-like, erect to spreading ..... CANNABIS

2' Stem twining; leaf simple, palmately lobed; pistillate inflorescence head- or cone-like, generally pendent (erect) ..... HUMULUS

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