Description: Erect or twining herbs, frequently woody at base.
Leaves opposite or alternate, palmately compound, or simple and commonly palmately lobed or rarely unlobed, regularly toothed.
Inflorescence axillary, paniculate to cymose. Flowers unisexual, plants mostly dioecious. Male flowers pedicellate, perianth 5-lobed, stamens 5, erect in bud. Female flowers sessile, perianth undivided, cupular; ovary 1-locular; stigmas 2.
Fruit an achene.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 genera, 3 species, native of temperate Asia, Europe. Australia: 2 genera, 2 species (naturalized), Qld, N.S.W., Tas., S.A.
Angiosperm Phylogeny Website (Family: Cannabaceae, Order: Rosales)
Text by G. J. Harden
| ||Key to the genera|| |
|1||Climbers; leaves simple, palmately lobed or rarely unlobed||Humulus|
|Erect herbs; leaves palmately compound||Cannabis|